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Dentinogenic Ghost Cell Tumor of Mandible in a Pediatric Patient with Dysplastic Changes

Ankit Natani, Santanu Borah, Monalisa Borah, Swati Agarwal, Manas Bajpai

Keywords : Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor, Dysplastic changes, Ghost cells, Odontogenic tumor, Pediatric age

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1884

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT) is a very rare entity with controversies in its terminology and classification. It is the neoplastic solid counterpart of the calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC), which was first reported by Gorlin et al. in 1962. There are around 31 cases reported in the literature. The mean age of occurrence is 40.27 years, although very rarely is it associated with the pediatric age group. We are reporting a case of DGCT with dysplastic changes in an 11-year-old child which is very rare. The present case deals with the clinical, radiological, and histopathological aspects of the disease and the importance of an appropriate diagnosis.

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