Non-calcifying Langerhans Cell-Rich Variant of Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor: A Distinct Entity with Predilection for Anterior Maxilla
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Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is an uncommon locally invasive epithelial odontogenic tumor of the jaws associated with amyloid production. Intraosseous presentations are most common and they frequently occur in the posterior mandible. A non-calcifying Langerhans cell-rich variant of CEOT (NCLC CEOT) has been described with predilection for the anterior maxilla. Interestingly, all reported cases of NCLC CEOT have occurred in Asian population. We present a case of a 43-year old Caucasian female with a large radiolucent lesion involving the left anterior maxilla with histologic features of NCLC CEOT. This is the first reported case of this rare variant of CEOT in a Caucasian individual.
KeywordsCalcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor Anterior maxilla Non-calcifying variant Langerhans cells
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