Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 150–152 | Cite as

Orthokeratinized Odontogenic Cyst of the Mandible with Heterotopic Cartilage

  • Fumio Ide
  • Ichiro Saito
  • Norio Horie
  • Tetsuo Shimoyama
Case Reports

Abstract

Cartilaginous metaplasia is a rare but well-documented phenomenon occurring in the wall of odontogenic keratocyst. The mural cartilage not associated with odontogenic keratocyst has been reported only once in a maxillary teratoid cyst of congenital origin to our knowledge. A case presented is a 38-year-old man with intraosseous keratinizing epidermoid cyst in the mandible, the wall of which contained a nodule of mature hyaline cartilage. The present lesion likely represents a previously undescribed, histologic hybrid consisting of orthokeratinized odontogenic cyst and cartilaginous heterotopia.

Keywords

Cartilage Heterotopia Mandible Orthokeratinized odontogenic cyst 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumio Ide
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ichiro Saito
    • 1
  • Norio Horie
    • 2
  • Tetsuo Shimoyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyTsurumi University School of Dental MedicineYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Oral Surgery, Saitama Medical CenterSaitama Medical UniversityKawagoeJapan

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