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Giant keratocystic odontogenic tumor: a challenging diagnosis

Rachna Kaushik, Kumar Pushpanshu, Silky Rajesh Punyani, Vineet Raj

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The keratocystic odontogenic tumor, although a benign lesion, is peculiarly aggressive with a high recurrence rate. Its involvement with the maxillary antrum is atypical. We report the unusual case of a 20-year-old male patient with an extensive antral tumor associated with an impacted third molar, which was initially misdiagnosed as a dentigerous cyst. Clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic aspects were analyzed to provide useful information for the correct diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis within a multidisciplinary approach.


Carnoy’s solution, Molar, Third, Maxillary Sinus, Odontogenic Tumors


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