- It represents approximately 3 – 6% of all odontogenic tumors. It is painless and grows slowly.
- It can occur at any age but most commonly in the second and third decades of life.
- More often affect the mandible (molar / premolar region).
- Typically multilocular (internal septa- strings of a tennis racket or honeycomb appearance). Large lesions can have the sun ray appearance of an osteosarcoma.
- Often well-defined.
- Adjacent teeth can be displaced but rarely resorbed. It causes less bone expansion than in other benign tumors.
- Ameloblastoma (multilocular)
- Aneurysmal bone cyst
- Giant cell granuloma, central (multilocular)
- Odontogenic fibroma, central
- Odontogenic keratocyst (multilocular)