Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sri. Aurobindo Dental College & PG Institute, India.

2 Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry & PG Institute, India.

Abstract

The calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) is a rare cystic odontogenic neoplasm frequently found in association with odontome. This report documents a case of CCOT associated with an odontome arising in the anterior maxilla in a 28-year-old man. Conventional radiographs showed internal calcification within the lesion but were unable to visualize its relation with the adjacent structures and its accurate extent. In this case cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) could accurately reveal the extent and the internal structure of the lesion which aided the presumptive diagnosis of the lesion as CCOT. This advanced imaging technique proved to be extremely useful in the radiographic assessment and management of this neoplasm of the maxilla.