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International Journal of Contemporary Surgery
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 60) Last page : ( 64)
Print ISSN : 2320-9615. Online ISSN : 2321-1024.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2321-1024.1.1.003

Many Faces of OKC!! A Diagnostic Dilemma: OKC or Lateral Periodontal Cyst?

Vinayak Vidhi1, Mamatha GP2, Mittal Sachin1, Kumar Mukesh3, Grover Sonal4, Patel Hashikesh A5

1Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College & Research Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

2Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka

3Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

4Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Christian Dental College, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab

5Postgraduate student, Department Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Navodaya Dental college, Raichur

Online published on 24 April, 2013.

Abstract

Distinguishing OKCs from other jaw cysts is essential as it is considered as benign neoplasm and show high epithelial proliferative index. OKC has generated considerable controversy with regard to its true nature. It exhibits paradoxical behavior and may have clinicopathologic features of both simple cysts and benign neoplasms

Introduction

Clinical and radiographic presentation of OKCs, poses a major diagnostic dilemma as they can be located periapically, simulating periapical cyst; surrounding the crown of unerupted teeth, simulating dentigerous cyst; between the roots of teeth, simulating lateral periodontal cyst or lateral radicular cyst; or in the maxillary midline, simulating nasopalatine duct cysts.1

Distinguishing OKCs from other jaw cysts is essential as it is considered as benign neoplasm and show high epithelial proliferative index. OKC has generated considerable controversy with regard to its true nature. It exhibits paradoxical behavior and may have clinicopathologic features of both simple cysts and benign neoplasms.

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Keywords

Lateral Periodontal Cyst, OKC, Cloudy Milky Way.

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