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Odontogenic Cysts and Tumors

Rioux-Forker, Dana, MD*; Deziel, Allyson C., MD*; Williams, Larry S., DDS; Muzaffar, Arshad R., MD*

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001738
Review Paper

Odontogenic cysts and tumors are mandibular and maxillary lesions that occur across all patient demographics across age, sex, race, and social economic status, as altered remnants of dental development. They may be incidental findings from routine imaging in any office or found through workup for craniofacial surgery or injury. Many of these patients present with asymptomatic lesions, whereas others may be symptomatic. In this article, we review the literature on the most common odontogenic tumors and cysts and discuss their presentation, their defining traits, and how to approach diagnosis and definitive management.

From the *Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Missouri; and

Department of Oral Surgery, Truman VA, Columbia, MO.

Received March 7, 2018, and accepted for publication, after revision October 5, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Dana Rioux-Forker, MD, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Missouri, One Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO 65212. E-mail:

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