Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising In a Dentigerous Cyst- A Case Report
Shailaja Shukla, Mona Bargotya, Sarika Singh, Neha and Pravesh Mehra
World Journal of Pathology 2014, 3:5
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) arising from epithelial lining of dentigerous cyst is rare and these are distinct pathologic entity with only few cases in the literature. Primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma constitutes 1-2.5% of all odontogenic tumors and 1-2% of all intraoral cancers. Differential diagnosis of dentigerous cyst and the malignant tumor arising in the cyst is difficult due to nonspecific clinical and radiological examination. It is on histopathological examination that diagnosis is often made. We present a case of SCC arising from dentigerous cyst highlighting the importance of careful histopathological examination so as to prevent misdiagnosis of apparently innocuous cystic lesions.