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35 yo, F
Nodular lesion on the gingiva between her lower right premolars
The specimen consisted of a 1.5-cm dome-shaped pale grey soft tissue mass with a smooth, intact surface. It was bisected longitudinally and entirely submitted.
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PERIPHERAL-DENTINOGENIC GHOST CELL TUMOUR
- Quite rare
- The usual presentation is a nodular non-specific swelling
- Share same histopathological features as their intraosseous counterpart
- Conservative excision is an appropriate treatment
- Rare recurrence
- This lesion seems to be less aggressive than its central counterpart with rare recurrences after simple excision
- Special care must be taken to distinguish dentinogenic ghost cell tumour from ‘ameloblastoma with ghost cells’:
- The proportion of ghost cells (> 1-2%) and the presence of dentinoid are important features in establishing the diagnosis of this entity