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Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor

The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor was first described by Pindborg in 1956; hence also called Pindborg’s tumor. The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor is a benign odontogenic tumor of epithelial origin that accounts for approximately 1% of all odontogenic tumors. The origin of this neoplasm is not clearly known, although it is generally accepted to be derived from oral epithelium, reduced enamel epithelium, stratum intermedium or dental lamina remnants. It is more common in the posterior part of the mandible of adults in the fourth to fifth decades. There is no gender predilection. It is characterized by squamous epithelial cells, calcifying masses, and homogeneous acellular material admixed with the tumor epithelium and stroma that have been identified as amyloid. Continue reading