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Pindborg Tumor : Clinical Features

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Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is seen over a wide age range and can involve many sites in the jaw. The most common presentation is a painless, slow-growing mass in the mandible in patients between 3rd and 5th decades of life with no sex predilection. About two-thirds of cases involve posterior mandible and are associated with an impacted tooth. Tumors involving maxilla may cause pain, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, proptosis, and headaches. Occasional cases arise peripherally in the anterior gingiva (i.e. not associated with a bone).

This photograph from a 38-year-old female shows a giant tumor involving jaw that was diagnosed as CEOT (same case as the previous image). This inferior profile view shows numerous tortuous veins (black arrows) owing to the stretching of the skin overlying the huge swelling.

Image source: Misra et al. Giant Pindborg Tumor (Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor) : An Unusual Case Report with Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. J Clin Imaging Sci 2013, 3:11. Used under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License.

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