However, a biopsy of the suspected abscess was suggestive of CEOT, and the patient was treated with curettage.
Based on these findings, a histopathologic diagnosis of CEOT was made.
CEOT affects the mandible twice as often as the maxilla, and it has a marked predilection for the premolar/molar/ramus area (82% of cases).
Two topographic variants of CEOT have been identified: intraosseous and extraosseous.
4) Although CEOT is a benign neoplasm, its biologic behavior is variable, ranging from very slight to moderately invasive.
5) The specific epithelial cell from which CEOT originates remains unclear.