The deceptive histomorphology of DGCT – A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Sushmitha S*, V Ramesh, B Premalatha, K Ramadoss

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 190-193

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Dentinogenic ghost cell tumors (DGCTs) are uncommon neoplasms classified as a solid variant of the calcifying odontogenic cyst and defined as a locally invasive neoplasm, characterized histologically by an ameloblastomatous epithelium with an area of ghost cell formation and a varying amount of dentinoid. Herein, we present the case of a 22-year old man who was referred to us due to recurrent swelling of right posterior mandibular region. The diagnosis of a DGCT was made by the use of advanced radiographic imaging and detailed histopathological examination.

Keywords: Dentinoid, Ghost cells, Calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC), Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT).

How to cite : Sushmitha S, Ramesh V, Premalatha B, Ramadoss K, The deceptive histomorphology of DGCT – A case report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021;7(3):190-193

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Article History

Received : 31-08-2021

Accepted : 07-09-2021

Available online : 09-10-2021

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