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Unusual presentation of non-inflamed glandular odontogenic cyst presenting with cholesterol clefts
  1. Manish Juneja1 and
  2. Jiji George2
  1. 1Gentle Dental, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, BBD College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jiji George; jiji78{at}


Glandular odontogenic cysts (GOCs) are relatively rare among odontogenic cysts but are widely discussed owing to their multifaceted nature. We present a case of a women in her late 30s with a large radiolucency of right posterior ramus area and an associated impacted third molar. Histopathology confirmed GOC; although it presented with unusual presence of cholesterol clefts in absence of inflammation. This report emphasises the novelty and significance of the aforementioned finding.

  • Pathology
  • Dentistry and oral medicine

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  • Contributors MJ: data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, critical inputs. JG: conception and design, final approver and guarantor of the manuscript.

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