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myAO CMF clinical case roundup on conservative treatment of OKC
Odontogenic keratocysts (OKC), previously known as keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOT or KOT), arerare benign cystic lesions involving the mandible or maxilla and are believed to arise from dental lamina. Treatment is often with marsupialization/enucleation/excision +/- aggressive curettage. However, they can have a very high recurrence rate (30-60%), and follow-up is essential.
We invite you to review this interesting clinical case and hope that you will find this knowledge update useful.
Featured case on conservative treatment of KOT
The tumor was treated using enucleation and surgical tooth extraction. During the operation a pathological mandibular angle fracture was demonstrated. The patient was further treated with IMF using “Eric” arch bar. Follow-up Xray demonstrated full recovery of the pathological fracture and no evidence of the tumor.
Marsupialization and peripheral ostectomy for the management of large odontogenic keratocyst: a case report Ali Khalil, Ziad Albash, Nadim Sleman, Wadie Sayegh Journal of Surgical Case Reports, Volume 2023, Issue 3, March 2023 Read more
Use of Marsupialisation for a Conservative Approach to Huge Cystic Lesions of the Jaws - A Report of three Cases Kolari, Vinayakrishna; Dhabaria, Husain; Sengupta, Shreya; Sait, Adil Iqbal; Shah, Abhishek Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery 12(2):p 244-247, Jul–Dec 2022. Read more
The epidemiology and management of odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs): A European multicenter study Paolo Boffano et al.
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Volume 50, Issue 1, January 2022 Read more
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