Calcifying odontogenic tumors
Is one among the benign odontogenic tumors
• Most often found in the mandibular molar/premolar region, but 33% of cases are found in the maxilla
• It is associated with an unerupted or impacted tooth in 50% of cases
• Radiographically these lesions can be radiolucent, but more characteristically are mixed lucent and opaque masses, exhibiting a snowdriven appearance.
Signs and symptoms
- Complete excision of the tumour with border of normal lobe should be curative, but recurrence follows incomplete excision.
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