Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor of the maxilla treated by conservative surgery: report of a case

Introduction: The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT), also known as “Pindborg tumor”, is a benign odontogenic neoplasm that can be locally aggressive in nature and accounts for 0.4–3% of all odontogenic tumors. The mandible is affected twice as often as the maxilla, with a marked predilection for the premolar-molar-ramus region. CEOT is frequently associated with unerupted teeth, in particular mandibular molars. More than two thirds of tumors occur between the third and fifth decades of life and there is no gender predilection. A typical patient appears with a diffuse, slow-growing, painless mass in the jaw and rarely experiences any reportable symptoms such as pain or swelling. Radiologically, the lesions may show different features depending on the age of the lesion. Treatment options range from simple enucleation or curettage to radical and extensive resections. Recurrence rates between 14% and 22% have been reported. If the clinical, radiologic, and histologic profiles of the CEOT is now well defined, other questions such as treatment strategy or incidence of recurrence are still debatable, mostly because of the small number of lesions reported in the literature and lack of long-term follow-up. Treatment should be individualized for each lesion because of variations in the clinical and histologic features.

Aim: In this presentation a calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor in a 32-year-old patient at the right maxillary posterior region which is seen very rarely and its conservative treatment will be presented.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Feb 5, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor of the maxilla treated by conservative surgery: report of a case
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