Odontogenic keratocysts are common, locally destructive lesions of
the head and neck region. They can occur as solitary or multiple
lesions, and if multiple, they are mostly associated with
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome. This study aims to categorize the
odontogenic keratocysts which behave more aggressively, using
conventional histopathological techniques. The present study
exploits conventional histopathological techniques to gain an
insight into the behavior of the odontogenic keratocyst (both
solitary and non-syndrome associated multiple odontogenic
keratocysts). Thus conventional histopathological techniques can
provide valuable information which may be useful to categorize
those odontogenic keratocysts that have more aggressive biological
behavior and helps in deciding the treatment protocol.
Dr Paremala K is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, India. She obtained her BDS and MDS degrees from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India in 2001 and 2005 respectively.