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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 6105142, 5 pages
Case Report

Cholesterol Granuloma in Odontogenic Cyst: An Enigmatic Lesion

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. BD Sharma University of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Received 28 July 2016; Accepted 22 November 2016

Academic Editor: Roberto Sacco

Copyright © 2016 Mala Kamboj 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.


Cholesterol granuloma (CG) is the outcome of the foreign body type of response to the accumulation of cholesterol crystals and is frequently present in conjunction with chronic middle ear diseases. Recently, cases of CG in jaws have been reported, but still, very few cases have been found of CG in dental literature. This article presents three rare cases of CG in the wall of odontogenic cysts emphasizing on its possible role in expansion of the associated lesion and bone erosion. It also lays stress on the fact that more cases of CG should be reported so that its nature and pathogenesis in the oral cavity become more perceivable.