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2007, Volume 23, Number 2, Page(s) 111-115     
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A pigmented calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor
Yasemin ÖZLÜK1 Yersu KAPRAN1, Ahmet Bülent KATİBOĞLU2, Cem TANYEL2
1Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, ISTANBUL
2Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery, ISTANBUL
Keywords: Odontogenic tumor, calcifying odontogenic cyst, pigment, melanin, melanocytes

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.

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