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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2013 Jan;17(1):89-94. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.110681.

Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma of maxilla: A case report and mini review.

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Department of Oral Pathology, M.G.M. Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma is a rare odontogenic tumor occurring predominantly in posterior mandible during 5(th)-7(th) decades with a female predilection. It is a potentially aggressive tumor, capable of frequent recurrences and loco-regional and distant metastases. Till date, only 73 cases have been reported in the literature. Current case is of a 55-year-old woman with tumor mass extending from canine to molar region on the left maxillary arch. Being locally aggressive tumor with the capacity to metastasize, it demands to be distinguished from other primary and metastatic clear cell tumors of the oral and maxillofacial region. A brief compilation of the reported cases is being attempted in the current article to better understand the behavior of the tumor.


Biphasic pattern; clear cell odontogenic carcinoma; clear cells

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