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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2019, Article ID 8647158, 7 pages
Case Report

Glandular Odontogenic Cyst in Dentigerous Relationship: An Uncommon Case Report

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Hospital, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
2Department of Oral Medicine (Oral Pathology), Dental School, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Giovanni Gasperini; moc.liamg@ocubinirepsag

Received 5 May 2019; Accepted 3 June 2019; Published 4 July 2019

Academic Editor: Roberto Sacco

Copyright © 2019 Jean Carlos Barbosa Ferreira 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.


Glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC) is an uncommon cyst of the jaw. Less than 200 cases are reported in the literature, and only 22 cases are associated with an unerupted tooth (dentigerous relationship). Although it is an asymptomatic lesion, it can be destructive and has high recurrence rates. The diagnosis can be especially challenging due to the lack of distinct diagnostic clinic-radiological criteria and nonspecific microscopic features, mimicking benign and malignant lesions. Conservative surgical treatment has been the choice for most surgeons, but marginal or partial jaw resection has been reported. This report describes a rare case of GOC in a dentigerous relationship, which was treated with enucleation and peripheral osteotomy.