Synchronous occurrence of odontogenic keratocyst and ameloblastoma: A case report and review of the literature
Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) and ameloblastomas are distinct histopathologically diagnosed odontogenic lesions of the oral cavity. Both are primarily located in the posterior regions of the mandible, however, they can involve the maxilla as well. The occurrence of both an OKC and ameloblastoma in a patient is very uncommon. This case demonstrated such a lesion in the mandible of a 57 years old female. The diagnostic work-up and features of both lesions are illustrated with special focus on histopathological variances distinguishing OKC from ameloblastoma with the support of immunohistochemistry. This case highlights the importance of identifying accurate diagnoses for such lesions which may prompt clinical implications. Clinico-pathologic understanding of both lesions signifies the need for careful management plan and prevention of recurrence. Previously reported simultaneous occurrences of odontogenic cysts and/or tumors in the oral cavity are also reviewed.
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