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Odontogenic keratocyst



 ODONTOGENIC KERATOCYST

Author: Sanketh DS, MDS

INTRODUCTION

Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), is so named because 1) the cyst is odontogenic in origin and 2) the epithelium produces so much keratin, that it accumulates in the cystic lumen. The feature that makes odontogenic keratocyst distinct as compared to other odontogenic cysts, is its biological behaviour! OKCs may exhibit clinically aggressive behaviour, a significant rate of recurrence and association with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome or Gorlin’s syndrome. 

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