International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part D
Glandular odontogenic cyst: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Elias Boutros, Mohamed Sabe-Alarab, Fawaz Jaber, Ali Kalthoum, Leen Sabe-Alarab and Haya Rahmoun
ABSTRACT:Glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC) is a rare and uncommon jaw bone cyst of odontogenic origin. It was described as distinct entity in 1987 by Gardener et al. It is a cyst having an unpredictable, potentially aggressive characteristic, and has the tendency to grow in large size with relatively high recurrence rate. There are many similar diagnostic symptoms to glandular odontogenic cyst as it can be clinically and histopathologically confused with lateral periodontal cyst, botryoid odontogenic cyst, radicular and residual cysts with mucous metaplasia, and low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma and it is difficult to differentiate between them. The present case reports a 35-year-Female patient came to the hospital with a complaint of painless swelling on her chin and lower anterior jaw bone. The swelling was noted by the patient 3-month earlier and had slowly increased in size. Careful histopathological examination is needed to diagnose GOC, and a careful long-term follow-up is advocated.
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Elias Boutros, Mohamed Sabe-Alarab, Fawaz Jaber, Ali Kalthoum, Leen Sabe-Alarab and Haya Rahmoun. Glandular odontogenic cyst: A case report. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(3): 214-216.