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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 514720, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/514720
Case Report

Dentigerous Cyst or Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor: Clinical Radiological and Histopathological Dilemma

1Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Oral Health Sciences Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Health Sciences Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
3Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India

Received 28 February 2014; Revised 18 May 2014; Accepted 4 June 2014; Published 1 July 2014

Academic Editor: Martin G. Mack

Copyright © 2014 Shivesh Acharya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a well-recognised slow growing benign tumor derived from complex system of dental lamina or its remnants. This lesion is categorised into three variants of which the more common variant is follicular type which is often mistaken for dentigerous cyst. We present a case of AOT in a 14-year-old male who was misdiagnosed as dentigerous cyst. Clinical radiological and therapeutic characteristics of the case are commented on in detail.