Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 1219-1221

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Ghost Cell Odontogenic Carcinoma: A Case Report of An Exceptional Odontogenic Tumor

Author: I. Fadlallah, H. Abdoulaye, N. Ouattassi, A. Titou, D. Kamal, MN. El Alami, T. Bouhafa, H. El fatemi, L. Chbani, L. Tahiri

Category: JMSR Pathology

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Introduction: Ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma is an exceptional malignant odontogenic tumor that arises either from a calcifying odontogenic cyst, a dentinogenic ghost cell tumor, or de novo. Case report: We report a case of a mandibular ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma, occurring in a 19-year-old woman. The diagnosis was made by histological examination after a hemi mandibulectomy. Evolution was favorable. Comment: Ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma is very rare. Clinical and radiological signs are not specific. The diagnosis is histological. Evolution is unpredictable. Wide Surgical resection is recommended. Conclusion: This case report is an opportunity to discuss the epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of this exceptional tumor. More case reports are needed for further understanding and characterization of this tumor.

Keywords: Ghost cell carcinoma, Odontogenic tumor, mandible