Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour (AOT) is a rare tumour of odontogenic origin with distinct clinicopathological appearance but is often clinically misdiagnosed as a cyst. The most common site is the anterior maxilla in the canine region. We present here two cases, one at its commonest location in the maxillary canine while the other is at the uncommon location of the anterior mandible. Its clinical features of painless slow growing swelling, association with impacted tooth and radiographic appearance of well defined predominantly radiolucent lesion are overlapping with other oral pathologies like dentigerous cyst, radicular cyst, calcifying odontogenic cyst, calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour, unicystic ameloblastoma etc. One must be aware and updated with the variation in appearance of AOT. Encapsulation of tumour causes less cumbersome enucleation of the tumour, a successful treatment as it reduces the chances of recurrence.
- dentistry and oral medicine
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Contributors AC: operated on patients, main editing of the proof. IS: did treatment for the patients, write up of the case series. AN: histopathology diagnosis, write up and slide contribution for Case 1. JNB: histopathology diagnosis, write up and slide contribution for Case 1. SK: final form of the manuscript and final editing.
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