Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
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Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Case Report Tumors of the nose, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses

Craniofacial approach in the treatment of invasive odontogenic keratocyst

Hugo Guilherme de Moraes Jurema, Riedel Frota, Avilla Aguiar, Thalles Moreira Suassuna

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Abstract

The odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is an intraosseous cystic lesion of the bone covered by keratinized epithelium that originates from the dental lamina. OKC accounts for approximately 12% of cysts occurring in the maxillofacial region. When associated with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GGS), these cysts become more invasive, prone to relapse, and can affect several quadrants of the jaw bones simultaneously. The surgical approach chosen depends on the anatomical location and degree of invasion of the disease, but usually includes a superior coronal incision combined with an inferior transfacial approach in cases of extensive nasal involvement.

Keywords

odontogenic tumors; pathology, clinical; jaw cysts; craniofacial abnormalities.

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Submitted date:
03/28/2020

Accepted date:
05/11/2020

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