Review ArticlesOdontogenic Keratocyst An Unusual Location and Review of the LiteratureEryilmaz, Tolga MD*; Ozmen, Selahattin MD*; Findikcioglu, Kemal MD†; Kandal, Sebahattin MD‡; Aral, Mubin MD*Author Information From the *Departments of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey; †Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Konya Research and Training Hospital, Konya, Turkey; and ‡Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fethiye Government Hospital, Mugla, Turkey. Received March 8, 2008 and accepted for publication April 23, 2008. Reprints: Tolga Eryilmaz, MD, 8. Cadde, Yesiltepe Bloklari, 4. Blok, No: 34, 06510, Emek, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: [email protected]. Annals of Plastic Surgery: February 2009 - Volume 62 - Issue 2 - p 210-212 doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31817dad9c Buy Metrics Abstract Odontogenic keratocyst is an epithelial developmental odontogenic cyst most commonly occurring in the jaws. It comprises approximately 11% of all cysts of the jaws. It has an aggressive behavior including high rates of recurrence, rapid growth, and extension into adjacent tissues. Odontogenic keratocyst is commonly found in the mandible with a predilection for angle and ascending ramus of the mandible. We document a case of odontogenic keratocyst that is unusually originated from the temporomandibular joint and we review the existing literature concerning odontogenic keratocyst. As far we know this is the first case of the odontogenic keratocyst originating from the temporomandibular joint in the English-written literature. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.