volume 40, issue 2, Pe46-e50 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.03.018
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Hécio Henrique Araújo de Morais, Ricardo José de Holanda Vasconcellos, Thiago de Santana Santos, Lélia Maria Guedes Queiroz, Éricka Janine Dantas da Silveira

Abstract: The glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC) is an uncommon jaw bone cyst of odontogenic origin with unpredictable and potentially aggressive behaviour. It also has the propensity to grow to a large size and tendency towards recurrence. GOC can be easily misdiagnosed microscopically as a central mucoepidermoid carcinoma. This paper reports a case of GOC in a 56-year-old male and reviews the main criteria for accurate diagnosis. The diagnosis of GOC can be extremely difficult due to the rarity of the cyst and lack of c…

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