Brazilian Dental Journal
Print version ISSN 0103-6440
DEBONI, Maria Cristina Zindel et al. Clinical, radiological and histological features of calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor: case report. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.2, pp. 171-174. ISSN 0103-6440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402006000200017.
The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm that accounts for approximately 1% of all odontogenic tumors. Its origin is controversial as well as its true malignant potential. A case of an advanced CEOT associated with an impacted right second molar in the mandible of a young black female patient is presented. Computed tomography imaging, radiographic and pathological findings, surgical patterns, gross anatomy of the lesion and the performed treatment are discussed.
Keywords : calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor; computed tomography; mandible.