Peripheral Calcifying epithelial Odontogenic Tumor: A Case Report  

Charu Kapoor 1 ,  Sharad Vaidya 2
1. Senior Lecturer Bhojia, Dental College, Baddi, Solan Himachal Pradesh, India;
2. Department of Department of Prosthodontics Including Crown & Bridge, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Oral Implantology, I.T.S. Center for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad (U.P), 201206, India
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International Journal of Molecular Medical Science, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijmms.2013.03.0001
Received: 28 Feb., 2013    Accepted: 18 Mar., 2013    Published: 10 Jun., 2013
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Kapoor and Vaidya, 2013, Peripheral Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor: A Case Report, International Journal of Molecular Medical Science, Vol.3, No.1 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijmms.2013.03.0001)


The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) was first described by Pindborg  as a distinct entity in 1955. The eponym "Pindborg Tumor" was first introduced into the literature in 1967 to further describe this interesting and unique odontogenic tumor. The CEOT typically presents clinically as an intraosseous, expansile, painless mass that exhibits slow growth. It is most often encountered between the ages of 30 and 50 years, with no significant difference in occurrence based on sex. This tumor is typically associated with an unerupted or impacted tooth, usually a mandibular third molar. Although most of these tumors are primarily intraosseous, an extraosseous tumor is also known to occur; first observed by Pindborg in 1966. Additional extraosseous lesions have been reported; however, only four of the nine reported cases have exhibited the unique microscopic features of a prominent clear cell component. The purpose of this article is to describe a case of extraosseous  form of CEOT. 

CEOT; Odontogenic tumor extraosseous; Intraosseous; Microscopic
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