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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2015, Article ID 723010, 7 pages
Case Report

A Large Extragnathic Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumour

1Department of Oral Pathology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 562157, India
2Department of Oral Surgery, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 562157, India

Received 17 August 2015; Revised 4 November 2015; Accepted 4 November 2015

Academic Editor: Tanja Batinac

Copyright © 2015 Soumya Makarla 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.


Odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) are developmental cysts which occur typically in the jawbones. They present more commonly in the posterior mandible of young adults than the maxilla. OKCs have been reclassified under odontogenic tumours in 2005 by the WHO and have since been termed as keratocystic odontogenic tumours (KCOTs). Here we report a case of a recurrent buccal lesion in a 62-year-old man which was provisionally diagnosed as a space infection (buccal abscess) but surprisingly turned out to be a soft tissue KCOT in an unusual location on histopathologic examination.