Another review finds limited evidence for making treatment recommendations for keratocystic odontogenic tumors

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The keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is a benign but locally aggressive tumour and accounts for 2-11% of jaw cysts and can occur at any age. Historically they have been referred to as odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) and primordial cyst. A range of treatment approaches have been suggested for KCOTs but preferred option is still debatable. The [read the full story…]

keratocystic odontogenic tumour recurrence rates


The keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT, odontogenic keratocyst (OKC)) was first described in the literature in 1956 and is classified by the World Health Organization classified as a benign odontogenic tumour. It is generally accepted that they arise from the remnants of the dental lamina and are benign but locally aggressive and tend to reoccur.  They [read the full story…]