Journal of Applied Oral Science
Print version ISSN 1678-7757
DEBONI, Maria Cristina Zindel et al. Surgical management of dentigerous cyst and keratocystic odontogenic tumor in children: a conservative approach and 7-year follow-up. J. Appl. Oral Sci. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.2, pp. 282-285. ISSN 1678-7757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-77572012000200025.
Dentigerous cyst (DC) is one of the most common odontogenic cysts of the jaws and rarely recurs. On the other hand, keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), formerly known as odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), is considered a benign unicystic or multicystic intraosseous neoplasm and one of the most aggressive odontogenic lesions presenting relatively high recurrence rate and a tendency to invade adjacent tissue. Two cases of these odontogenic lesions occurring in children are presented. They were very similar in clinical and radiographic characteristics, and both were treated by marsupialization. The treatment was chosen in order to preserve the associated permanent teeth with complementary orthodontic treatment to direct eruption of the associated permanent teeth. At 7-years of follow-up, none of the cases showed recurrence.
Keywords : Dentigerous cyst; Odontogenic cyst; Odontogenic tumors; Decompression, surgical.