KERATOCYSTIC ODONTOGENIC TUMOR: A CASE REPORT
Shivani Bhandari*, Shivam Katyal and Shaista Munsharif
The occurrence of jaw cysts constitute approximately 17% of all the intraoral pathologies. In routine clinical practice periapical cyst is the most encountered odontogenic cyst, followed by dentigerous and odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs). Odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) of the jaws are developmental cysts arising from cell rests of the dental lamina (cell rest of Serres). The purpose of this case report is to study the etiopathogenesis and clinical manifestations of KCOTs, particularly in association with hypodontia. The aim of the paper is to understand all aspects of the entity including accurate diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the lesion.
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