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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-78

Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor of the posterior maxilla

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, New Horizon Dental College and Research Institute, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vidya Ajila
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.172391

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Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare odontogenic neoplasm comprising <1% of all odontogenic tumors. It is commonly seen in the third to fifth decades of life without any gender predilection. It usually occurs in the mandibular posterior region. A painless, slow growing swelling with bone expansion is the most common clinical feature of CEOT. Radiographically, it presents as a mixed lesion with or without an associated impacted tooth. Confirmation of the diagnosis is by histopathological examination. We describe an unusual case of CEOT occurring in the maxillary posterior region and involving the maxillary sinus. The associated impacted third molar was displaced to the lateral wall of the nose and root resorption was seen in all the teeth associated with the lesion. There was no evidence of calcification in conventional as well as computed tomography images.

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