Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2007, Vol 23, Num, 2     (Pages: 111-115)

A pigmented calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor

Yasemin ÖZLÜK 1 Yersu KAPRAN, Ahmet Bülent KATİBOĞLU 2, Cem TANYEL 2

1 Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, ISTANBUL
2 Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery, ISTANBUL

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A case of a pigmented calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) localized in the mandible occuring in a 16-year-old white female - is reported, and the characteristic histomorphologic features of CCOT and the pathogenesis of melanin and melanocytes present in the pigmented type is discussed under the light of histochemical and immunohistochemical data.

Keywords : Odontogenic tumor, calcifying odontogenic cyst, pigment, melanin, melanocytes