Acta Med. 2011, 54: 122-124

Clear Cell Odontogenic Carcinoma of the Maxilla

Zahide Mine Yazicia, Ozgur Meteb, Zubeyde Elmalıa, İbrahim Sayina, Rasim Yilmazera, Fatma Tulin Kayhana

aBakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Istanbul, Turkey
bIstanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Istanbul, Turkey

Received January 6, 2011
Accepted April 26, 2011

Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma (CCOC) is a rare odontogenic tumor associated with aggressive clinical behavior, metastasis and low survival. We report a case of CCOC affecting the maxilla of 62 year-old woman. It was first described as a clinicopathological entity in 1985 and to date only 67 cases were described in the English literature. We are understanding of the behavior of this carcinomas was depend on limited case reports. For these reason we found important to report this case of CCOC in the maxilla.


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