PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



Keratocystic odontogenic tumor: Treatment modalities: Study of 3 cases

B Roopak, M Singh, A Shah, G Patel

Abstract


Management of the keratocystic odontogenic tumor has been one of the most controversial entities of the maxillofacial surgery. It can become quite large because of its ability for significant expansion, extension into adjacent tissues and rapid growth and also has high reccurence rate as it shows a thin, friable wall, which is often difficult to enucleate from the bone in toto, and have small satellite cysts within the fibrous wall. There are various treatment modalities suggested from conservative to radical approach, but studies have shown  even with conservative approach good results are achieved. In this paper we are presenting various treatment modalities and 3 cases have been  discussed.


Key words: Keratocystic odontogenic tumor, odontogenic keratocyst, reccurence




AJOL African Journals Online