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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 358609, 4 pages
Case Report

The Interrelationship of Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumour and Dentigerous Cyst: A Report of a Rare Case and Review of the Literature

1Department of Oral Pathology, Vananchal Dental College and Hospital, Garhwa, Jharkhand 822114, India
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly 243006, India

Received 16 October 2012; Accepted 20 November 2012

Academic Editors: D. Cao, H. Kuwabara, E. Miele, F. B. Soerensen, and T. Tot

Copyright © 2012 Anshita Agarwal 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 adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a relatively uncommon lesion which mainly affects females in their second decade of life, exhibiting predilection for the anterior region of the maxilla. The lesion is usually associated with the crown of an enclosed tooth, most commonly the maxillary canine. In this paper we present a case of adenomatoid odontogenic tumor associated with a dentigerous cyst affecting the left maxilla in a 15-year-old female. We also discuss clinical, radiographic, histopathologic, and therapeutic features of the case.