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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 127-131

Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumors (Pindborg tumor) of maxilla in pediatric patients

1 Department of Dentistry, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Chandra Dental College, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Rahul Mishra
H. No. 203, Type 5 New Campus, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah - 206 130, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_75_15

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The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) was first described by Pindborg as a distinct entity in 1955. Odontogenic tumors are derived from epithelial, ectomesenchymal, and/or mesenchymal elements that are or have been a part of the tooth-forming apparatus. Of all the odontogenic tumors, CEOT accounts for 1% of the cases. There is no sex predilection, with a 2:1 predilection for the mandible, mostly in the premolar/molar region. The CEOT typically presents clinically as an intraosseous, expansile, and painless mass that exhibits slow growth. It is often locally invasive. Most often, it is associated with an impacted tooth, is asymptomatic, and requires biopsy for diagnosis. Although most of these cases are primarily intraosseous, an extraosseous tumor is also known to occur, first observed by Pindborg in 1966. The lesions were surgically enucleated, and histopathological examination confirmed CEOT. The purpose of this article is to describe one additional case of both variants of CEOT.

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