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Odontogenic keratocyst

Leorik Pereira da Silva, Marianna Sampaio Serpa, Thalita Santana, George João Ferreira do Nascimento, Emanuel Sávio de Souza Andrade, Ana Paula Veras Sobral
Odontogenic tumors (OTs) are important lesions of the gnathic bones due to their clinicopathological heterogeneity and variable biological behavior; therefore, epidemiological studies are needed to outline the incidence and behavior of these tumors. To evaluate the incidence and epidemiological profile of ameloblastoma (AMB) and keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) from an oral pathology service, and correlate morphological findings of these tumors with the immunoexpression of a cellular proliferation marker (Ki-67), a retrospective study (2002-2012) was conducted to characterize demographic, clinical, radiological, and morphological data of AMBs and KCOTs...
October 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Swati Shrikant Gotmare, Avinash Tamgadge, Treville Pereira, Anusha Shetty
The keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), formerly known as odontogenic keratocyst, is a benign developmental odontogenic tumor with many distinguishing clinical and histologic features. Hard tissue deposits, which usually take the form of dystrophic calcifications, cartilaginous tissue, or dentinoid, are uncommon findings in the connective tissue capsule of the KCOT. We report a case of a 33-year-old female with KCOT showing osseous tissue and calcified deposits close to its epithelial lining, which is an extremely rare occurrence...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Hamed Mortazavi, Maryam Baharvand
This review article aimed to introduce a category of jaw lesions associated with impacted tooth. General search engines and specialized databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, PubMed Central, MedLine Plus, Science Direct, Scopus, and well-recognized textbooks were used to find relevant studies using keywords such as "jaw lesion", "jaw disease", "impacted tooth", and "unerupted tooth". More than 250 articles were found, of which approximately 80 were broadly relevant to the topic. We ultimately included 47 articles that were closely related to the topic of interest...
September 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
Isa Abdi, Kourosh Taheri Talesh, Javad Yazdani, Sareh Keshavarz Meshkin Fam, Mohammad Ali Ghavimi, Seyed Ahmad Arta
Background. The inferior alveolar canal should be examined as a significant anatomical landmark, particularly in the posterior body and ramus of the mandible, for dental and surgical procedures. In the present study, the effects of two pathological lesions, ameloblastoma and keratocystic odontogenic tumor, on canal displacement were investigated. Methods. This study had a single-blinded design. Twenty-six patients with lesions in the mandible referred to Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz, Iran, were studied in two equal groups (13 patients with a histopathological diagnosis of ameloblastoma and 13 with a histopathological diagnosis of odontogenic keratocyst)...
2016: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
Ramon Barreto Mendes, Rosane Borges Dias, Andreia Leal Figueiredo, Clarissa Araújo Gurgel, Manoel Santana Filho, Leonardo Araújo Melo, Marília Trierveiler, Patrícia Ramos Cury, Rosalia Leonardi, Jean Nunes Dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Glypican-3 is a cell surface proteoglycan that is found in embrionary tissues, and there are no studies investigating this protein in odontogenic tumor. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate glypican-3 in a series of aggressive and non-aggressive odontogenic tumors. METHODS: Fifty-nine cases of tumors were divided into aggressive odontogenic tumors (20 solid ameloblastomas, four unicystic ameloblastoma, 28 KOTs including five associated with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome) and non-aggressive odontogenic tumors (five adenomatoid odontogenic tumors and two calcifying cystic odontogenic tumors) and analyzed for glypican-3 using immunohistochemistry...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Vikas Parshottam Bhakhar, Vandana Sandip Shah, Mohsin Jiva Ghanchi, Sandesh Sachchidanand Gosavi, Himanshu Mahesh Srivastava, Nivedita Javahir Pachore
INTRODUCTION: Odontogenic cysts viz Odontogenic Keratocyst (OKC), Dentigerous Cyst (DC) and Radicular Cyst (RC) occur commonly in the oral and maxillofacial region. Cytokeratin (CK) expression studies have been done to evaluate diagnostic accuracy, role in pathogenesis, elucidate behaviour and role in treatment protocols. However, variations have been reported in the expression of CK patterns in these odontogenic cysts, which could be due to the lack of standardization of laboratory techniques...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Ibrahim K Ali, Freny R Karjodkar, Kaustubh Sansare, Prashant Salve, Amaresh Dora, Shikha Goyal
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by skeletal anomalies and multiple keratocystic odontogenic tumors of the jaws. The skeletal anomalies of this syndrome are mandibular prognathism, bossing of frontal and parietal bones, high-arched palate, and bifid rib. We report three cases with NBCCS, emphasizing the clinical and radiographic findings, the importance of the early diagnosis of NBCCS, and a preventive multidisciplinary approach in the management of NBCCS...
2016: Curēus
Nagaraju Kamarthi, Suhasini Gotur Palakshappa, Vijay Wadhwan, Raviprakash Sasankoti Mohan
Intraosseous verrucous carcinomas (VCs) arising from odontogenic cysts are a rare entity. An unusual case of a VC arising from the orthokeratinized odontogenic cyst is described for the first time. The microscopic features of the lesion are presented.
July 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Pedro Paulo de Andrade Santos, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Roseana de Almeida Freitas, Leão Pereira Pinto, Lélia Batista de Souza
AIM: To investigate the presence of myofibroblasts (MFBs) in epithelial odontogenic lesions by immunohistochemistry and to correlate the findings with tumor aggressiveness, as well as to analyze the expression of TGF-β1 and IFN-γ during the differentiation of these cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty solid ameloblastomas (SAs), 10 unicystic ameloblastomas (UAs), 20 keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOTs), and 20 adenomatoid odontogenic tumors (AOTs) were selected...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Andrew W Barrett, Kenneth J Sneddon, John V Tighe, Aakshay Gulati, Laurence Newman, Jeremy Collyer, Paul M Norris, Darryl M Coombes, Michael J Shelley, Brian S Bisase, Rachael D Liebmann
Aim To determine how many ameloblastomas were misdiagnosed as dentigerous cysts (DCs) by correlating the radiological and histopathological features of a series of both entities. Methods and results Histopathology reports and radiological imaging of 135 DCs and 43 ameloblastomas were reviewed. Any clinical or radiological feature that suggested that the diagnosis of DC was wrong-for example, absence of an unerupted tooth-prompted review of the original histology. A total of 34 cases coded as DC at diagnosis were excluded; in the remaining 101 patients, the clinicoradiological and histopathological features were consistent with DC in 96 (95...
September 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Antonio Romano, Giovanni D A Orabona, Vincenzo Abbate, Fabio Maglitto, Domenico Solari, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano
The keratocyst odontogenic tumor (KCOT) represents a rare and benign but locally aggressive developmental cystic lesion usually affecting the posterior aspect of the mandible bone, the treatment of which has always been raising debate, since Philipsen first described it as a distinct pathological entity in 1956.Recent studies have proposed the use of endoscope-assisted surgical technique, due to the possibility given by the endoscope of improving the effectiveness of the treatment of these lesions thanks to a better visualization of operative field and though a better understanding of the pathology...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Marcelo Macedo Crivelini, Denise Tostes Oliveira, Ricardo Alves de Mesquita, Suzana Cantanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa, Adriano Motta Loyola
CONTEXT: Matrix metalloproteinase-20 (MMP20) (enamelysin) and kallikrein 4 (KLK4) are enzymes secreted by ameloblasts that play an important role in enamel matrix degradation during amelogenesis. However, studies have shown that neoplastic cells can produce such enzymes, which may affect the tumor infiltrative and metastatic behaviors. AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the biological role of MMP20 and KLK4 in odontogenic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The enzymes were analyzed immunohistochemically in ameloblastoma, adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT), calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor, keratocystic odontogenic tumor with or without recurrence and odontogenic carcinoma...
May 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Deepa Syamala, Rakesh Suresh, Mahija Janardhanan, Vindhya Savithri, Prem P Anand, Amrutha Jose
CONTEXT: Myofibroblasts are fibroblasts with smooth muscle-like features characterized by the presence of a contractile apparatus and found in the connective tissue stroma of normal tissues such as blood vessels and lymph nodes. They are now thought to play a role in the synthesis and reorganization of extracellular matrix, which could contribute to the aggressive biologic behavior of the lesions. AIMS: To compare the mean number of stromal myofibroblasts in dentigerous cysts (DCs), keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) and ameloblastoma; and to derive a correlation between the stromal myofibroblasts and the known biologic behavior of the lesions...
May 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
P V Deepthi, V T Beena, S K Padmakumar, R Rajeev, R Sivakumar
CONTEXT: A study on odontogenic cysts and tumors. AIMS: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of odontogenic cysts and tumors and their distribution according to age, gender, site and histopathologic types of those reported over a period of 1998-2012 in a Tertiary Health Care Center at South Kerala. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The archives of Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, were retrospectively analyzed. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Archival records were reviewed and all the cases of odontogenic cysts and tumors were retrieved from 1998 to 2012...
May 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Pauline Lyrio Ribeiro, João Basílio de Souza, Karina Demoner de Abreu, Marisa Simon Brezinscki, Christine Chambo Pignaton
The Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (NBCCS) is an uncommon disorder caused by a mutation in Patched, tumor suppressor gene. It is mainly characterized by numerous early onset basal cell carcinomas, odontogenic cysts of jaw and skeletal abnormalities. Due to the wide clinical spectrum, treatment and management of its modalities are not standardized and should be individualized and monitored by a multidisciplinary team. We report a typical case in a 30-year-old man with multiple basal cell carcinomas, keratotic pits of palmar creases and bifid ribs, with a history of several corrective surgeries for keratocystic odontogenic tumors, among other lesions characteristic of the syndrome...
July 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Ninan Thomas, Sankar V Vinod, Arun George, Aabu Varghese
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome due to its high variability in expression are often not diagnosed as the syndrome and often managed same as that of odontogenic keratocyst. But a more careful approach for the syndrome is needed as there is high chance of malignant changes owing to improper management of the syndrome. In this manuscript a case report of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome with the diagnostic features of the same in Indian population along with the difference in treatment protocol from treating an odontogenic keratocyst is described with review of literature...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
André Luis Ribeiro Ribeiro, Natacha Malu Miranda da Costa, Adriane Sousa de Siqueira, Walessa Brasil da Silva, Maria Sueli da Silva Kataoka, Ruy Gastaldoni Jaeger, Sérgio de Melo Alves-Junior, Andrew M Smith, João de Jesus Viana Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KOT) is an odontogenic neoplasm that shows aggressive clinical behavior and local invasiveness. Invadopodia are actin-rich cellular protrusions exhibiting proteolytic pericellular activity, thereby inducing focal invasion in neoplastic cells and increasing neoplasms aggressiveness. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate immunoexpression of invadopodia-related proteins, cortactin, MT1-MMP, Tks4, and Tks5, in KOT. STUDY DESIGN: Immunohistochemistry of 16 cases of KOT, eight cases of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT), and eight samples of the oral mucosa (OM) was carried out to assess the expression of the above described invadopodia-related proteins in the basal and suprabasal layer...
October 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Hope M Amm, Mary MacDougall
Several molecular pathways have been shown to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of odontogenic tumors. These neoplasms arise from the epithelial or mesenchymal cells of the dental apparatus in the jaw or oral mucosa. Next generation genomic sequencing has identified gene mutations or single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with many of these tumors. In this review, we focus on two of the most common odontogenic tumor subtypes: ameloblastoma and keratocystic odontogenic tumors. We highlight gene expression and protein immunohistological findings and known genetic alterations in the hedgehog, BRAF/Ras/MAPK, epidermal growth factor receptor, Wnt and Akt signaling pathways relevant to these tumors...
June 2016: Current Oral Health Reports
Nathan D Farley, Thérèse M Sassalos, Michael D Ober
PURPOSE: To report a case of epiretinal membrane and myelinated nerve fiber layer, which preceded the diagnosis of basal cell nevus syndrome, in a young girl. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: A 12-year-old girl was referred for an asymptomatic epiretinal membrane. Examination revealed epiretinal membrane in the right eye without posterior vitreous separation or vitreous abnormality and bilateral myelinated nerve fiber layer. Subsequent workup yielded pathologic diagnosis of multiple skin basal cell carcinoma and odontogenic keratocysts in the jaw...
August 16, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Adina Simona Coşarcă, Simona Liliana Mocan, Mariana Păcurar, Emőke Fülöp, Alina Ormenişan
UNLABELLED: The aim of this study is to analyze the immunoexpression of Ki67, p53, MCM3 and PCNA markers in epithelial remnants of dental follicles of impacted teeth and to identify a possible correlation between the immunoexpression of these markers in dentigerous cysts and keratocystic odontogenic tumors in order to evaluate their evolutionary behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 102 cases were included in the study and divided into three subgroups: the first subgroup consisted of 62 cases with dental follicles of impacted teeth, the second included 20 cases of dentigerous cysts and the third subgroup comprised a number of 20 cases with keratocystic odontogenic tumors...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
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