ODONTOGENIC KERATOCYST: A SYSTEMIC REVIEW
The odontogenic keratocyst is a common odontogenic cyst which accounts for 10% of all oral cysts. Odontogenic keratocysts are believed to arise from remnants of the dental lamina and have a distinctive histopathologic appearance. They are known to be locally aggressive and have a high recurrence rate, thus requiring close long term follow up. Odontogenic keratocysts are one component of the basal cell nevus syndrome and all patients with odontogenic keratocysts should be evaluated for this syndrome. This paper reviews odontogenic keratocysts covering all its aspects.
Keywords: Oral cyst, Locally aggressive, High recurrence rate.
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