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Glandular odontogenic cyst of the anterior maxilla in a 13-year old male: a rare case of location and age.

The Glandular Odontogenic Cyst (GOC) was first described by Gardner in 1988 and recognized as a distinct entity by the World Health Organization in 1992. Padayachee and Van Wyk in 1987 described a cyst with histological features similar to the botryoid odontogenic cyst and a mucoepidermoid tumor and termed it “sialo-odontogenic cyst”. The GOC comprises 0.012- 1.3% of all jaw cysts. It most commonly occurs in the 4th decade and rarely occurs in persons under twenty years of age. The mandible is the most common site with approximately 75% of the reported cases. The significance of this paper is in reporting the combination of two rare characteristics of location and age in one patient.

Author(s): John J Frazier and Diane J Flint