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Contemp Clin Dent. 2011 Jul;2(3):249-52. doi: 10.4103/0976-237X.86483.

Central giant cell granuloma mimicking an adenomatoid odontogenic tumor.

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Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Syamala Reddy Dental College and Research Centre, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

Central giant cell granulomas are non-neoplastic lesions of unknown etiology. They affect females more than males with the mandibular anterior region being the most common site of occurrence. Clinically central giant cell granulomas present as asymptomatic, expansile swellings causing deviation of associated teeth. Radiologically they usually presents as multilocular lesions causing expansion or perforation of cortical bone. Central giant cell granulomas are usually confused as other lesions both clinically and radiologically, and a definitive diagnosis can be made only histologically. We report here a rare case of central giant cell granuloma in association with congenitally missing tooth which was misdiagnosed to be an adenomatoid odontogenic tumor both clinically and radiologically. This case report also highlights yet another unique presentation of central giant cell granulomas that is in association with a congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisor.

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Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor; central giant cell granuloma

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