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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 194810, 5 pages
Case Report

Bimaxillary Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumour: A Case of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Difficulty

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan 200009, Nigeria
2Department of Oral Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan 200009, Nigeria

Received 15 January 2014; Accepted 24 February 2014; Published 26 March 2014

Academic Editor: Yasuhiko Sugawara

Copyright © 2014 Victoria Nwebuni Okoje-Adesomoju 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.


Keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT) is a benign cystic intraosseous tumour of odontogenic origin that is usually solitary except when syndromic. It rarely occurs in the maxilla; therefore a rapidly progressive, nonsyndromic bimaxillary KCOT with locoregional extension poses significant diagnostic and management challenges. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, documentation of a nonsyndromic bimaxillary KCOT is nonexistent in the English literature. We therefore present the case of an extensive bimaxillary KCOT in a 38-year-old Nigerian male.