Maxillary odontogenic keratocyst

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Incidental finding on a paranasal sinus CT scan.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
CT

CT Paranasal sinuses

Unilocular lesion that expands on the inside of the left maxillary sinus. With regular contours and calcified walls, yet has its soft tissue attenuation and its origin is apparent in the jaw.

Case Discussion

Odontogenic keratocysts are intraosseous lesions of the maxilla and mandible that can occur at any age. They may cause cortical thinning, tooth displacement and root resorption. 

Presumptive diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 20717
Case created: 8th Dec 2012
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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