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J Dent Child (Chic). 2010 Sep-Dec;77(3):135-9.

Conservative approach to the treatment of keratocystic odontogenic tumor.

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  • 1Department of Surgery and General Clinical, Araçatuba Dental School, Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil.


The odontogenic keratocyst, also known as the keratocystic odontogenic tumor, is an aggressive, intraosseous lesion of odontogenic origin that presents a high rate of recurrence. Treatment modalities include aggressive surgical procedures and more conservative approaches that significantly influence the lesion's recurrence potential. The purpose of this case report was to demonstrate a conservative approach in the treatment of an extensive keratocystic odontogenic tumor, located in the mandible's posterior region, using decompression and enucleation.

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