Is odontogenic keratocyst painful?

Is odontogenic keratocyst painful?

Clinical Features and Imaging Clinically, odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) generally present as a swelling, with or without pain.

What is Keratocystic odontogenic?

Odontogenic keratocyst. Also referred to as keratocystic odontogenic tumor because of its tumorlike tendency to recur after surgical treatment, this slow-growing, benign cyst can be destructive to local structures. Most often the cyst develops in the lower jaw near the third molars.

What is Keratocyst cyst?

Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is the cyst arising from the cell rests of dental lamina. It can occur anywhere in the jaw, but commonly seen in the posterior part of the mandible. Radiographically, most OKCs are unilocular when presented at the periapex and can be mistaken for radicular or lateral periodontal cyst.

Is OKC a tumor?

The odontogenic keratocyst (OKC, currently designated by the World Health Organization as a keratocystic odontogenic tumor) is a locally aggressive, cystic jaw lesion with a putative high growth potential and a propensity for recurrence.

Why is OKC recurrence so high?

There are several possible reasons why OKC recur so frequently and require meticulous surgical planning and execution. The first of these is related to their tendency to multiplicity in some patients, including the occurrence of satellite cysts, which may be retained during an enucleation procedure.

Is primordial cyst and odontogenic keratocyst same?

Primordial cysts most commonly arise in the area of mandibular third molars. Under microscopes, the cyst looks like an odontogenic keratocyst (also called a Keratocyst odontogenic tumor) whereby the lesions displays a parakeratinized epithelium with palisading basal epithelial cells.

Why is OKC called KCOT?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of the term keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), rather than odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), because the former name better reflects the neoplastic behavior of the lesion.

Which cyst has highest recurrence rate?

Odontogenic Keratocyst. The odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is the most likely cyst to recur after treatment. It is also the most controversial cyst in both terminology and in treatment.

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