Clear cell variant of calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor of maxilla: Report of a rare case



Badrashetty D, Rangaswamy S, Belgode N.


J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2013 Sep;17(3):479. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.125228.


The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare benign tumor of the jaws. Pindborg’s tumor having clear cells is extremely rare. Twelve central lesions have been reported of which only three cases have occurred in maxilla. Clear cell variant is a distinct entity, has more aggressive biological behavior and higher chances of recurrence. Hence it is important that presence of clear cells be included in histopathological diagnosis. Here we present a rare case of clear cell CEOT having aggressive behavior.

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Link/DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.125228