A Rare Case of Gorlin Cyst in the Maxillary Anterior Edentulous Region
Rohit Agrawal, NS Yadav, R Guruprasad
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Agrawal R, Yadav N, Guruprasad R. A Rare Case of Gorlin Cyst in the Maxillary Anterior Edentulous Region. World J Dent 2011; 2 (1):63-66.
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The Gorlin cyst (calcifying epithelial odontogenic cyst) is a rare lesion. Its clinical and radiological features are not pathognomonic, and is characterized by histological diversity. Radiographically, it presents as a unilocular or, occasionally, multilocular radiolucency that may contain calcified radiopacities or tooth-like densities. Microscopic appearance of odontogenic epithelium admixed with focal areas of dentinoid formation or calcification along with sheets of ghost cells gives the definitive diagnosis of Gorlin cyst. A rare case of Gorlin cyst, which present as swelling in the maxillary anterior edentulous region along with emphasis on review of literature, is presented in this paper.
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