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Article: Volume 47 Number 1 Page 75 - January 2020

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  Dental Update 474: 75-77

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Glandular Odontogenic Cyst – a Case Report

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Abstract: A Glandular Odontogenic Cyst (GOC) is a rare developmental cyst of odontogenic origin. Occurrence rate is low, with less than 150 cases reported in the literature thus far.1 GOCs can be misdiagnosed due to clinicopathological similarities to other odontogenic cysts, including those of a benign and malignant nature. A wide range of ages can be affected, with a mean age of 45.7.2 The most commonly affected site appears to be the anterior mandible. An unusual presentation of a GOC affecting the right posterior mandible of a 42-year-old male is reported.

Clinical relevance: This article highlights the importance of appropriate special investigations for a glandular odontogenic keratocyst and treatment modalities.

Author notes: Shaadi Manouchehri, BDS Hons(Lond), MFDS RCPS(Glasg), DCT2 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet EN5 3DJ (email: and Ali Amini, DDS MD, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Objective: To understand the clinical, radiographic and histopathological presentation of GOC and potential differential diagnoses.

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