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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2017, Article ID 5079460, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5079460
Case Report

Odontogenic Cyst with Verrucous Proliferation Exhibiting Melanin Pigmentation

1Department of Oral Pathology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India
2University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
3Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India
4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Karen Boaz; ude.lapinam@zaob.nerak

Received 3 November 2016; Revised 25 January 2017; Accepted 9 February 2017; Published 20 March 2017

Academic Editor: Piero Tosi

Copyright © 2017 Nidhi Manaktala 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.

Abstract

Verrucous proliferation arising from odontogenic cysts is a rare entity. We report an unusual case of an infected odontogenic cyst with verrucous proliferation and melanin pigmentation in a 13-year-old male patient who presented with an intraoral swelling in relation to impacted teeth 26 and 27. The enucleated lesion was diagnosed as an odontogenic keratocyst and the patient died within two years of presentation due to multiple recurrences. The clinical, radiological, and microscopic features of the lesion are presented with an attempt to discuss the etiopathogenesis. The case hereby reported is uncommon with only eight cases reported in the literature.