Collateral Odontogenic Keratocyst: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Professor, Oral medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Ragas Dental college and Hospital, Uthandi ,Chennai

2 Professor,Department of Oral medicine and Radiology, Rajah Muthaiah Dental college and Hospital, Chithambaram.

3 Professor, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharat Institute of Higher Education (BIHER),Chennai.

4 Post Graduate student, Oral medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Ragas Dental college and Hospital, Uthandi ,Chennai

Abstract

Benign lesions of the jaws are quite uncommon (17%) of which odontogenic keratocyst holds the most uniqueness due to its specific clinical characteristics, histological features and aggressive biological behaviour. Presenting the readers with a distinctive case report of a rare case of odontogenic keratocyst-collateral type, which initially appeared to be a lateral periodontal cyst. Furthermore profound radiological examinations lead to a diagnosis of collateral odontogenic keratocyst.

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