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May 1979

Calcifying Odontogenic Cyst of the Maxilla

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology (Dr Gilmore), Pathology (Dr McClatchey), and Otolaryngology (Dr Weimert), University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. Dr Gilmore is now at the Martin Luther King, Jr, General Hospital, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):282-284. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170052015

• Large cystic lesions of the maxillary sinus may initially manifest with malocclusion, cosmetic deformity, or both. Their origin may be odontogenic or non-odontogenic. Proper diagnosis of these cysts immeasurably aids in adequate (nonmutilating) treatment. A recent case of a calcifying and keratinizing odontogenic cyst that initially manifested as a facial mass exemplifies the need for adequate clinical and histological diagnosis to ensure appropriate treatment. Fewer than 35 cases have been reported since the original description in 1962.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:282-284, 1979)

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