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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 295-298
Maxillary keratocystic odontogenic tumor with calcifications: A review and case report

1 Departments of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Jaipur Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
2 Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jaipur Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
3 Departments of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Jaipur Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.86692

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Calcifications or hard tissue deposits in the wall of keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) are rare and uncommon. Three types of calcifications have been reported in the literature: dystrophic, cartilagenous, dentinoid. A case of maxillary KCOT with calcification is reported with a review on prevalence and pathogenesis of these calcifications. The calcifications associated with the connective tissue of keratocystic odontogenic tumor were studied using special stains. These calcifications were positive for collagen stains, Van Gieson, Masson trichrome, and negative for congo red and mallory suggesting that these irregularly shaped, diffuse calcifications which form on a collagenous matrix are dysplastic dentin.

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