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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-19

Gorlin cyst of the maxilla: A rare case report


1 Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Pathology and Microbiology, Sri Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Sri Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhishek Singh Nayyar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani - 431 401, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijcpc.ijcpc_1_17

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A cyst is defined as a pathological cavity which may or may not have an epithelial lining and which has a fluid, semi-fluid, or gaseous content and is not formed by the accumulation of pus. Calcifying odontogenic cyst, as Gorlin cyst was recognized earlier, was first reported by Gorlin et al. in 1962. At that time, it was classified as a cyst related to an odontogenic apparatus. It was later renamed as calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) in the World Health Organization classification devised in 2005 due to its histological complexity, morphological diversity, and aggressive proliferation. CCOT was later recognized by numerous names including Gorlin cyst, calcifying ghost cell odontogenic cyst, and dentogenic ghost cell tumor. The present case report presents a case of the same in a 21-year-old female which was diagnosed as Gorlin cyst during the diagnostic workup.


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