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J Oral Pathol Med. 2004 Feb;33(2):125-8.

Solid variant of odontogenic keratocyst.

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Department of Oral Pathology and Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.


A case of an unusual lesion from the maxilla is presented. Macroscopically, the lesion was solid and histologically consisted of 'multiple separate keratocysts' of varying size that infiltrated into the surrounding bone and soft tissues. Panoramic image and CT scans showed a multilocular honeycomb ill-defined radiolucency with infiltration into the maxillary sinus and floor of orbit. This lesion should be differentiated from similar odontogenic lesions, such as keratoameloblastoma and papilliferous keratoameloblastoma. As there was no evidence of follicles, islands of ameloblastoma, or papilliferous structures in the entire specimen, the lesion could not be diagnosed as either a keratoameloblastoma or a papilliferous keratoameloblastoma. The invasive and destructive growth behavior, the histopathological features, and the histochemical pattern of the collagen stroma imply that this solid lesion is a neoplasia. It is suggested that the proper term for this lesion is solid variant of odontogenic keratocyst.

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