J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017; 43(6): 415~422
Ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma on right mandible and its respective surgical reconstruction: a case report
Sang Yoon Park1, Joonhyoung Park1, Do Hyun Kwon1, Jae ho Jeon1,2, Soung Min Kim1,2, Hoon Myoung1,2, Jong Ho Lee1,2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University,
2Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Hoon Myoung
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry and Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Korea
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E-mail: myoungh@snu.ac.kr
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9984-8479
Received March 11, 2017; Revised June 27, 2017; Accepted July 5, 2017.; Published online December 31, 2017.
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 Abstract
Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) is defined as an odontogenic cyst-like benign neoplasm that characteristically contains several ghost cells, ameloblastoma-like epithelium, and occasional calcification. Ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma (GCOC), a malignant form of CCOT, is an exceptionally rare malignant tumor. In this report, we present a case of a 53-year-old man whose chief complaint was a solitary mass on the right mandible area. The mass was completely removed through an extraoral surgical approach and reconstructive surgery was performed in two phases.
Keywords: Ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma, Calcifying odontogenic cyst, Latissimus dorsi myocutaneous free flap


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