INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.9, no.9, pp.18583-18592, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
The odontogenic keratocyst, now officially known as the keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT) is an intra-osseous tumor characterized by distinctive histopathologic findings. KCOTs comprise approximately 11% of all cysts in the maxillofacial region and due to unspecific clinical and radiographic features, it can be misdiagnosed which resulting in inadequate treatment. The differentiation between KCOTs and other jaw cysts is clinically important due to their aggressive, infiltrative behavior and high recurrence potential. This article reports two cases of KCOT that simulating lateral periodontal cyst and nasopalatine duct cyst and provides an overview on clinical and histopathologic features, treatment and the prognosis of these lesions.