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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
October 2008
Volume 39 , Issue 9

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Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: An unusual case exhibiting cribriform aspect

Jean Nunes dos Santos, DDS, PhD/Flávia Oliveira de Lima, DDS/Pedro Romério, DDS/Verˆonica Ferreira Souza, DDS, MS

Pages: 777–781
PMID: 19093052

The occurrence of areas exhibiting cribriform morphology in odontogenic tumors is not a very frequent finding. This report describes the case of a 22-year-old man who presented with swelling in the left anterior maxilla. An excisional biopsy was performed under local anesthesia. Histopathologically, the lesion consisted of a cystic wall exhibiting an odontogenic epithelium lining composed of oval, angular, and elongated cells forming a cribriform pattern. No recurrence has been detected after 2 years. (Quintessence Int 2008;39:777–781)

Key words: cribriform, cystic wall, maxilla, morphology, odontogenic epithelium, odontogenic tumors

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