Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

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Big keratocystic odontogenic tumor of the mandible: a case report

Bruktawit Kebede, Demerew Dejene, Abebe Teka, Biruk Girma, Evelyn Perez Aguirre, Noel Emigdio Perez Guerra


Background: Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is a rare, benign, intraosseous tumor of odontogenic origin with a potential of aggressive and infiltrative behavior. It shows specific histopathological features, and has a high recurrence rate.

Case Details: The presented case was of a 30 years old man from South Ethiopia, with a giant keratocystic odontogenic tumor of the mandible.

Conclusions: Although the occurrence of KCOT is rare, attention should be given during its clinical diagnosis. In this report, we presented the aggressive surgical management of a KCOT in a 30 years old patient with no evidence of recurrence within six monthsof follow-up.

Keywords: En bloc resection, Jimma, Keratocystic odontogenic tumor
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