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Review Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 5

Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor (Pindborg): Review of the Literature and update

Beatriz Peral Cagigal1*, Luis Miguel Redondo González1,Beatriz Madrigal Rubiales2 and Alberto Verrier Hernández1
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Río Hortega Hospital, Valladolid,Spain
2Department of Histopathology, Río Hortega Hospital, Valladolid, Spain
Corresponding author : Dr. B. Peral Cagigal
Servicio Regional de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial, Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega, CaleDulzaina, 2, 47012 Valladolid, Spain
Tel: +34686581844; Fax: 983331566
Received: August 11, 2015 Accepted: September 05, 2015 Published: September 10, 2015
Citation: Peral-Cagigal B, Redondo-González LM, Madrigal-Rubiales B, Verrier-Hernández A (2015) Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor (Pindborg): Review of the Literature and update. J Otol Rhinol 4:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000248


The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) or Pindborg tumor is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm of the jaws that accounts for 1% of all odontogenic tumors. The typical clinical presentation is a slow-growing intraosseous mass that causes expansion of the affected mandible. Most often, it is associated with an impacted tooth, is asymptomatic but locally aggressive and requires biopsy for diagnosis. Since the first description in 1955, only 200 cases approximately have been reported. The aim of this article is to make a systematic review of the literature and an update of Pindborg tumor, emphasizing the importance to realize a suitable histologic diagnosis and a treatment with safety margins to minimize the likelihood of recurrence.

Keywords: Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor; Pindborg tumor; Odontogenic tumors

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