Calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) is a form of odontogenic cyst. There is some disagreement on the terminology and classification of this lesion.
It may represent around 0.3-0.8% of all odontogenic cysts 2.
It can show extreme diversity in its clinical and histopathological features, as well as in its biological behavior.
A notable histopathological feature includes a cystic lining demonstrating characteristic "Ghost" epithelial cells with a propensity to calcify.
Treatment and prognosis
Treatment options include enucleation and curettage.
History and etymology
It was described by Gorlin in 1962 4.
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