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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2009 Jul;13(2):89-92. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.57677.

Gorlin-Goltz syndrome.

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Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, D.J. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Niwari Road, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the presence of multiple odontogenic keratocysts along with various cutaneous, dental, osseous, ophthalmic, neurological, and sex organ abnormalities. Early diagnosis is essential as it may progress to aggressive basal cell carcinomas and neoplasias. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome has rarely been reported from India. We report here one such patient, diagnosed at a rural hospital.


Diagnosis; Gorlin-Goltz syndrome; odontogenic keratocyst

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