Odontogenic keratocyst: A peripheral variant

  • H Vij
  • R Vij
  • V Gupta
  • S Sengupta
Keywords: Keratocyst, odontogenic cyst, peripheral odontogenic keratocyst


Odontogenic keratocyst, which is developmental in nature, is an intraosseous lesion though on rare occasions it may occur in an extraosseous location. The extraosseous variant is referred to as peripheral odontogenic keratocyst. Though, clinically, peripheral odontogenic keratocyst resembles the gingival cyst of adults, it has histologic features that are pathognomonic of odontogenic keratocyst. This article presents a case of this uncommon entity.

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