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Staged Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach in the Management of Glandular Odontogenic Cyst

Karuna Kumari, Kumar Vineeth, RM Lalitha, Marin Abraham

Citation Information : Kumari K, Vineeth K, Lalitha R, Abraham M. Staged Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach in the Management of Glandular Odontogenic Cyst. World J Dent 2018; 9 (1):48-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1506

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).



The aim of the study was to report a unique case of glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC) in an unusual location of anterior maxilla.

Materials and methods

Considering the age, sex, and location of the lesion, a minimally invasive surgical procedure was opted considering esthetics, such as decompression followed by enucleation and fresh frozen bone (FFB) grafting. To arrive at the diagnosis, cytokeratin (CK)-19 was employed to differentiate from suspected intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma.


With the evidence of pre- and post treatment histopathological changes, the lesion appeared less aggressive justifying the treatment executed.


Glandular odontogenic cyst is a locally aggressive jaw cyst, which has a high rate of cortical perforation and recurrence that poses both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

Clinical significance

Treatment of decompression, followed by enucleation may be considered as an effective option in comparison to aggressive surgical intervention.

How to cite this article

Kumari K, Sowmya SV, Vineeth K, Rao RS, Lalitha RM, Augustine D, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S, Abraham M. Staged Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach in the Management of Glandular Odontogenic Cyst. World J Dent 2018;9(1):48-52.

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