Stromal Digressions Influencing the Diagnosis of Odontogenic Tumours: A Case Report of Calcifying Cystic Odontogenic Tumour

Heera R, Devu Aloka, Padmakumar SK, Sivakumar R, Rajeev R


The presence of odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchyme or sometimes both is imperative for an odontogenic tumour to eventuate. Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumour is presently thought to arise from odontogenic epithelium along with odontogenic ectomesenchyme. The uncertainty regarding its origin has led to mushrooming of nomenclature and classification of this tumour. Atypica histologic presentations often add up to the dubious biologic nature of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumour. The present case is of a 16-year-old boy with a swelling in the mandible, microscopically showing ameloblastomatous epithelial lining, ghost cells, abundant dentinoid and also a primitive dental papilla like stroma.



Calcifying Cystic; Dental Papilla; Ectomesenchyme; Odontogenic Tumour; Odontogenic Cyst.

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