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Gorlin's cyst

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A benign dental cyst histologically characterised by ghost body, which is asumed to be keratinised cells and an accentuated basal cell layer.

Description

A benign dental cyst histologically characterised by ghost body, which is asumed to be keratinised cells and an accentuated basal cell layer. May lead to the development of odontogenous tumours.

Bibliography

  • R. J. Gorlin and Jens Jørgen Pindborg (1921-1995):
    Syndromes of the head and neck.
    McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964.

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