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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2020 August;4(2):57-61

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.19.00190-5

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Decompression of a calcified odontogenic epithelial cyst

Lamiae HALLAB , Bouchra TALEB

Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat, Morocco



The odontogenic calcified epithelial cyst is a rare benign lesion, currently classified as a calcified odontogenic epithelial cyst. Clinically, it is asymptomatic with a slow-growing swelling which is found on the occasion of usually minimal inflammatory signs. This cyst can appear at any age and also be discovered following a routine radiological examination. It is intraosseous in 80% of cases and extraosseous in 13 to 25% of cases. Both central and peripheral forms develop with a frequency equal to the maxillary and the mandible with a majority of lesions located in the incisivo-canine areas. The treatment of this cyst consists of a surgical enucleation with curettage of the residual cavity but when the lesion is extended decompression represents the best choice to respect the surrounding tissues. Through a clinical case of a calcified odontogenic epithelial cyst, this work allows to illustrate the specificities of this lesion.


KEY WORDS: Decompression; Cysts; Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor

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