A Big Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor of the Mandible Case Report

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Bruktawit Kebede


BACKGROUND: Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is a rare, benign, intraosseous tumor ofodontogenic origin with a potential of aggressive and infiltrative behavior. It shows specifichistopathological features, and has a high recurrence rate.CASE DETAILS: The presented case was of a 30 years old man from South Ethiopia, with a giantkeratocystic odontogenic tumor of the mandible.CONCLUSIONS: Although the occurrence of KCOT is rare, attention should be given during its clinicaldiagnosis. In this report, we presented the aggressive surgical management of a KCOT in a 30 years oldpatient with no evidence of recurrence within six monthsof follow-up.

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Bruktawit Kebede, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Department of Dentistry,

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery case team