Maxillary Odontogenic Keratocyst Masquerading a Periapical Cyst

  • Jayaprasad Anekar KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia DK, Karnataka, India
  • Krishna Santhosh Kumar Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa vidyapeetham, Edappilly, Kochi, Kerala
  • Deepika Nappalli KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia DK, Karnataka, India
  • Ivin Elsa John KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia DK, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Maxilla, Odontogenic keratocyst, Computed Tomography

Abstract

Odontogenic keratocysts previously termed, as keratocystic odontogenic tumor is a developmental odontogenic cyst. It is one of the most commonly occurring odontogenic cyst and is characterized by its aggressive behaviour, high recurrence rate and association with syndromes. A case of odontogenic keratocyst occurring in the maxillary anterior region is described here with emphasis on the importance of advanced imaging modalities like computed tomography in the diagnosis and treatment planning.

Author Biographies

Jayaprasad Anekar, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia DK, Karnataka, India

Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Deepika Nappalli, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia DK, Karnataka, India

Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Ivin Elsa John, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia DK, Karnataka, India

Former Postgraduate student

Published
2018-09-10