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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Histopathologic Diversity of Gorlin's Cyst: A Study of Four Cases and Review of Literature

Indra Gupta, Kishore Sonawane, Medhini Singaraju, Sasidhar Singaraju

Citation Information : Gupta I, Sonawane K, Singaraju M, Singaraju S. Histopathologic Diversity of Gorlin's Cyst: A Study of Four Cases and Review of Literature. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (5):392-397.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1065

Published Online: 01-10-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The purpose of the present article is to discuss four different case reports of the so-called calcifying odontogenic cyst and highlight the histopathological diversity of the same.

Background

Calcifying odontogenic cyst was first described by Gorlin et al in 1962. Ever since, its identification as a specific odontogenic lesion, controversies and confusions have existed regarding the relationship between cystic lesions and solid tumor masses that share cellular and histomorphologic features. Although several classifications were proposed, dilemma still persists regarding the nature of these lesions as cysts, neoplasms and even malignancies.

Conclusion and clinical significance

The classifications discussed for the so-called calcifying odontogenic cyst by various authors have only added to further confusion rather than enlightening. Though many authors state that classifications remain only an academic exercise, it definitely has significance in treatment planning. Emphasis should, therefore, be laid on a universally accepted classification.

How to cite this article

Sonawane K, Singaraju M, Gupta I, Singaraju S. Histopathologic Diversity of Gorlin's Cyst: A Study of Four Cases and Review of Literature. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(5):392-397.


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