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Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 9     25. Aug. 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 9  (25.08.2008)

Page 777-781, PubMed:19093052


Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: An unusual case exhibiting cribriform aspect
dos Santos, Jean Nunes / de Lima, Flávia Oliveira / Romério, Pedro / Souza, Verônica Ferreira
The occurrence of areas exhibiting cribriform morphology in odontogenic tumors is not a very frequent finding. This report describes the case of a 22-year-old man who presented with swelling in the left anterior maxilla. An excisional biopsy was performed under local anesthesia. Histopathologically, the lesion consisted of a cystic wall exhibiting an odontogenic epithelium lining composed of oval, angular, and elongated cells forming a cribriform pattern. No recurrence has been detected after 2 years.

Keywords: cribriform, cystic wall, maxilla, morphology, odontogenic epithelium, odontogenic tumors