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Case Rep Dent. 2014;2014:974241. doi: 10.1155/2014/974241. Epub 2014 Jul 8.

Odontogenic keratocyst mimicking paradental cyst.

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1
Department of Oral Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Commenda 10, 20122 Milan, Italy.
2
Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Istituto Stomatologico Italiano, University of Milan, Via Pace 21, 20122 Milan, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this paper is to present an uncommon clinical and radiographic aspect of odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) mimicking paradental cyst.

METHODS:

A 32-year-old female patient showed a well-delimited radiolucent lesion connected with the root of the left third molar with close anatomical relationship with the mandibular canal. The clinical, radiographic, and anamnestic features lead us to diagnose a paradental cyst that was treated by enucleation after extraction of the partially impacted tooth.

RESULTS:

Histological analysis showed typical histological features of PKC such as the presence of a lining of stratified squamous epithelium with a well-defined basal layer of palisading columnar of cuboidal cells.

CONCLUSION:

Initial X-ray analysis and the position of the lesion related to the third mandibular tooth caused us to mistakenly diagnose a paradental cyst. We were only able to identify the cyst as an PKC rather than a paradental cyst after histological analysis.

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