Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 68--72

Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor: Case report of a rare central variant and literature review


Vandana Reddy1, Vijay Wadhwan1, Roli Singh1, Vishal Bansal2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Vandana Reddy
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India

The dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT), a solid variant of the calcifying odontogenic cysts, is an uncommon odontogenic neoplasm which is aggressive and has a propensity for recurrence. It accounts for <0.5% of all odontogenic tumors which can exhibit intraosseous (central) or extraosseous (peripheral) localization. Till today, only 39 cases of central DGCT have been reported in English literature according to WHO 2017 Classification. Therapeutic intervention of central variant should be aggressive, local resection with adequate safety margins and monitoring the patient for recurrence as the lesions show recurrence rate up to 71%. The purpose of this paper is to describe a rare case report of central DGCT in a 57-year-old female patient with a brief review of literature which provides an update on the epidemiology, diagnostic and clinicopathological characteristics of the published cases.


How to cite this article:
Reddy V, Wadhwan V, Singh R, Bansal V. Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor: Case report of a rare central variant and literature review.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;26:68-72


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Reddy V, Wadhwan V, Singh R, Bansal V. Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor: Case report of a rare central variant and literature review. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];26:68-72
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