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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. palmeidajr@yahoo.com.br

Abstract

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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