Odontogenic keratocyst (circumscribed)
- 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.