Maxillary Odontogenic Keratocyst Masquerading a Periapical Cyst

  • Jayaprasad Anekar
  • Krishna Santhosh Kumar
  • Deepika Nappalli
  • Ivin Elsa John
Keywords: Maxilla, Odontogenic keratocyst, Computed Tomography


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.


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Author Biographies

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


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/02_06/196
Published: 2018-09-10
How to Cite
Jayaprasad Anekar, Krishna Santhosh Kumar, Deepika Nappalli, Ivin Elsa John. Maxillary Odontogenic Keratocyst Masquerading a Periapical Cyst. IHRJ [Internet]. 2018Sep.10 [cited 2022Dec.10];2(6):133-7. Available from: