MODIFIED CARNOY’S SOLUTION USE IN KERATOCYSTIC ODONTOGENIC TUMOUR - A CASE REPORT
Dr. Anirudh Bhattacharya*, Dr. Vijay Sharma, Dr. D. G. Adwani and Dr. Amar Thakare
Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is keratinized epithelium lined cyst of the jaws with well-defined histologic criteria. KCOT usually occurs as a multilocular or unilocular radiolucency often in dentigerous relationship. While the most common site is the posterior portion of the mandible or the mandibular ramus, other locations have been reported such as anterior portion of maxilla and maxillary third molar area. One clinical feature warranting their recognition and separation as a distinctive entity is their exceedingly high recurrence rate. These lesions may occur anywhere in the jaws but are most commonly seen in mandible rarely in maxilla with males affected more than females. The KCOT grows primarily in the marrow spaces and in an antero posterior direction. Only when they reach a considerable Size, they expand bucco lingually and become evident clinically. When seen by the clinician most of them are large and may have perforated the bone especially lingually where the capsule is in close contact with the periosteum. Malignant transformation of KCOT has been reported.
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