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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
February 16, 2009

Radiology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;135(2):210-214. doi:10.1001/archoto.2008.533-b

Diagnosis: Primary intraosseous odontogenic carcinoma (PIOC)

Primary intraosseous odontogenic carcinoma is a rare squamous cell carcinoma that arises within the jaws and develops from remnants of odontogenic epithelium.1It is 1 of the 4 types of odontogenic carcinomas that arise within the jaws. In 1989, Waldron and Mustoe2created a widely accepted and frequently cited histologic classification for odontogenic carcinomas.

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