Odontogenic keratocyst(okc) with expansion in elderly patient-A case report

Document Type : Case Report


1 Department of oral and maxillofacial pathology,babol university of medical sciences

2 Dep of oral and maxillofacial pathology,babol university of medical sciences

3 Dep of oral radiology of babol dental school

4 dep of oral and maxillofacial surgery,babol dental school


Background and purpose:
Almost,Keratocystic odontogenic tumor is asymptomatic lesion and In rare cases, may be in older patients . The purpose of the case report is evaluation of clinical,radiographic,pathological,treatment and follow up of the female 69 years old with keratocystic odontogenic tumor .
Case report:
Patient was an edentolus ,69 years old woman that because of painless swelling was reffered to surgeon from 3 months ago.In panoramic view,ill defined multilocular radiolucency was seen.In microscopic view,was reported inflamed keratocystic odontogenic tumor.Treatment was done with peripheral ostectomy.In 14 months follow up,no recurrence was seen.
Keratocystic odontogenic tumor because of variable clinical-radiographic view ,should be in differential diagnosis of intra-osseous oral lesions in old age.In old patients, because of physical disability,selection of treatment procedure and longterm follow up after surgery is necessary.
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