BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219344

Multiple jaw cysts and ectopic calcification

  1. Hiroyuki Hamakawa
  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ehime University Hospital, Toon, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Satoshi Hino, sahino{at}
  • Accepted 31 March 2017
  • Published 17 April 2017


A 41-year-old woman presented with pus discharge from the gingival pocket and a 10-year history of intermittent buccal swelling on the left side. Physical examination revealed increased height, macrocephaly, hypertelorism, wide nasal bridge and sloping shoulders. Orthopantomography showed multiple jaw cysts (figure 1). Keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT) was histologically suggested by the preoperative biopsy. CT revealed ectopic …

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