Keratocysts: conservative treatment approaches?

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29 mainly retrospective studies were included in this review of conservative management approaches for odontogenic keratocysts. While the findings suggest use of decompression followed by enucleation data for recurrence were lower than those found in previous reviews of the topic. High quality prospective studies are needed.

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Keratocystic odontogenic tumours- which surgical approach?

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This review of surgical approaches for keratocystic odontogenic tumour identified 35 mainly retrospective studies. Radical resection had the lowest recurrence rate but has significant morbidity. Higher quality evidence is to clarify the evidence for the varying surgical approaches.

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Keratocystic odontogenic tumors: which treatment approach?

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This review of the management of keratocystic odontogenic tumors included 14 mainly retrospective studies ans suggests that initial cystectomy, with or without adjuvant therapy, is associated with the least chance of recurrence.

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No high quality evidence of treatments for keratocyst

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While there are a number of reviews of treatment options for the keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT), this update of a Cochrane review could identify no relevant RCTs of treatment options. So there is a clear need for well designed and conducted randomised controlled trials to evaluate treatments for KCOTs.

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Limited evidence for use of bone substitutes in treating jaw cysts

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Jaw cysts are common in the maxillofacial area. Enucleation of the cyst and primary watertight closure has been a preferred approach but in recent decades a range of agents have been used. The aim of this review was to compare  the outcomes of simple enucleation and closure in comparison to the use of bone substitutes. [read the full story…]