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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2021 April;5(1):23-6

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.20.00206-4

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor of the mandible mistaken as an odontogenic cyst

Irene ROMEO 1 , Fabio ROCCIA 1, Enrico C. FALCO 2, Claudia MAUGERI 1

1 Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy; 2 Unit of Pathology, Department of Medical Sciences, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy



Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor is a rare and benign epithelial odontogenic neoplasm, also called Pindborg tumor. We presented the case of a 41-year-old woman affected by a asymptomatic radiolucent lesion of mandibular angle, managed with a conservative treatment and only after histological result diagnosed like a calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor. The aim of this article was to describe the management of a mandibular Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor mistaken as an odontogenic cyst with an impacted third molar.


KEY WORDS: Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor; Mandible; Odontogenic tumors

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