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glandular odontogenic cyst

Sunday 10 May 2009

Glandular odontogenic cyst is most commonly found in the anterior mandible but can be found in the maxilla as well. Radiographs are not specific and may appear to show a unilocular or multilocular lesion. The process has well defined margins with a sclerotic border.

Microscopically mucus containing cells in a nonkeratinizing squamous lined cyst are seen. No stellate retiuculm or uniform basal cell layer is seen. The important microscopic differential diagnosis includes mucoepidermoid carcinoma. However in glandular odontogenic cyst no large islands of squamous and mucus cells are seen.

Treatment consists of enucleation and curettage.