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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 232096, 4 pages
Case Report

Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor with an Ectopic Tooth in Maxilla

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College, Masuri, Ghaziabad, Utta Pradesh-201302, India
2Department of Periodontology, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College, NH-24, Masuri, Ghaziabad, Utta Pradesh-201302, India

Received 12 September 2013; Accepted 11 November 2013

Academic Editors: M. M. Kassab, S. Kourtis, and S. I. Ramoglu

Copyright © 2013 Basavaraj T. Bhagawati 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.


The term odontogenic keratocyst was first used by Philipsen in the year 1956. The lesion was renamed by him as keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) and reclassified as odontogenic neoplasm in the World Health Organization’s 2005 edition that occurs commonly in the jaws having a predilection for the angle and ascending ramus of mandible. In contrast, KCOTs arising in the maxillary premolar region are relatively rare. Here, we discuss a rare case of keratocystic odontogenic tumor occurring in the maxilla with an ectopic tooth position.