Histopathologic study of epithelial components in the connective tissue wall of unilocular type of calcifying odontogenic cyst.

Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology

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Takeda Y, Suzuki A, Yamamoto H. Histopathologic study of epithelial components in the connective tissue wall of unilocular type of calcifying odontogenic cyst. J Oral Pathol Med. 1990;19(3):108-13.
Histopathologic study of satellite cysts and odontogenic epithelial islands in connective tissue wall of unilocular type of calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) was made. The material was 13 cases consisting of 3 simple unicystic COCs, 9 odontome producing COCs and 1 ameloblastomatous proliferating COC. Satellite cysts were found in 6 cases, and were histologically classified into following types: simple cystic, odontome producing and ameloblastomatous. Histologic types of satellite cysts did not coincide with those of main cystic lesions in some cases. Odontogenic epithelial islands with or without proliferating feature were found in 9 cases, and were found in all cases with satellite cysts. Melanin and melanocytes were seen in an ameloblastomatous satellite cysts of 1 of 3 pigmented COCs.