Maxillary keratocystic odontic tumor

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Facial pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Well-defined expansile lytic lesion of the right maxilla. 

Expansile lytic lesion in the right maxilla with thin surrounding sclerosis and internal soft tissue density. It extends into the right maxillary sinus. 

Case Discussion

The patient proceeded to operative treatment:


The section shows fragments of a cystic lesion. Part of the luminal epithelium has non specific features but part is typical of a keratocystic odontogenic tumor ie a thin squamous epithelium with cuboidal basal layer, palisaded basal nuclei and parakeratinised surface.

DIAGNOSIS: Right maxilla - keratocystic odontic tumor.

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Case information

rID: 39971
Published: 30th Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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