Pindborg tumour: A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Deepa Dubey*, Sudhir Rishi, Pallavi Chawla, Vinay Badyal

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 186-189

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The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a benign epithelial odontogenic lesion that accounts for less than 1% of all odontogenic tumors. CEOT is usually asymptomatic and an incidental radiological finding, often presenting as a mandibular radiolucency with flecks of calcified material. We report a case of CEOT in the right posterior maxilla of a 24-year-old female that was associated with an ectopic unerupted tooth. The tumour in this case caused mild pain and appeared radiographically similar to an odontoma or Ameloblastic fibro-odontome, due to its dense calcified contents. Diagnosis was confirmed through histopathology. This case report highlights the unusual clinical and radiographic appearence of Pindborg tumor.

Keywords: Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour, Computed tomography maxilla, Pindborg tumour.

How to cite : Dubey D, Rishi S, Chawla P, Badyal V, Pindborg tumour: A case report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021;7(3):186-189

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Article History

Received : 13-07-2021

Accepted : 14-08-2021

Available online : 09-10-2021

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