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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2013;40(4): 328-334.
Conservative Surgical Treatment of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor : A Case Report
Seyoung Shin, Yeonmi Yang, Jaegon Kim, Byeongju Baik
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University
Corresponding Author: Yeonmi Yang ,Tel: +82-63-250-2128, Fax: +82-63-250-2131, Email: pedodent@chonbuk.ac.kr
Received: June 24, 2013;  Accepted: September 12, 2013.
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The keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is a unique cyst because of its locally aggressive behavior, high recurrence rate and characteristic histological appearance. Various options are available for treatment. While some clinicians advocate aggressive forms of dental treatment, others prefer more conservative therapy. In this study, two types of conservative surgical procedures were performed to treat the tumor; marsupialization and cyst enucleation. The patients showed healing process on conservative surgical treatment and teeth erupted without recurrence. Conservative surgical treatment can be an effective treatment option for young children because of their efforts to preserve teeth and other anatomical structures.
Keywords: Keratocystic odontogenic tumor | Conservative surgical treatment | Marsupialization | Cyst enucleation
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