Odontogenic keratocyst (circumscribed)

Odontogenic keratocyst (circumscribed)

Characteristics
  • The cyst cavity is lined by keratinizing epithelium.
  • The most common location is the posterior body of the mandible and ramus.
  • It may occur at any age but mostly develops during the second and third decade.
  • It grows along the internal aspect of the jaws, causing minimal mediolateral expansion.
  • Radiographically is a unilocular radiolucency (often with scalloped margins) or a multilocular radiolucency (more often in larger lesions)
  • Smooth and well-defined borders and often well-corticated.
  • Has the tendency for recurrence after inadequate surgery.
  • Adjacent teeth: vital and rarely resorbed.

Cases

Case of Odontogenic Keratocyst.