Calcifying odontogenic cysts associated with odontomas: confocal laser scanning microscopy analysis of 13 cases.

Carlo Lajolo, Alberta Lucchese, Michele Giuliani, Michele Calabro', Gianfranco Favia, Massimo Petruzzi, Michele Sivetti, Gp Pilolli, Mb Di Bisceglie, V Crincoli, A Guida, L Laino, R Serpico

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Abstract

The so-called calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) represents a heterogeneous group of lesions that exhibit a variety of clinico-pathologic features. It is an uncommon lesion and represents less than 2% of all odontogenic cysts and tumors. Recently, these lesions have been reclassified as calcifying cystic odontogenic tumors (CCOT), according to the new World Health Organization (WHO) classification. CCOT are frequently found in association with, or containing areas histologically identical to, various types of odontogenic tumors, such as complex/compound odontomas. This work analyzed clinical and histological data deriving from 13 patients affected by CCOT associated with odontomas. Moreover, a confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) analysis was undertaken to further a better understanding of the nature of this peculiar lesion.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)146-150
Numero di pagine5
RivistaUltrastructural Pathology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Calcifying odontogenic cysts

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