A Case of Dentinogenic Ghost Cell Tumor

  • Jon Michael Vincent Soon The Medical City, Pasig City, Philippines https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1640-7257
  • Jose Carnate Jr. The Medical City, Pasig City, Philippines
Keywords: dentinogenic ghost cell tumor, odontogenic cyst, ghost cells, odontogenic tumors

Abstract

Among the ghost cell lesions, Dentinogenic Ghost Cell Tumors (DGCT) are among the rarest. We report a case of a 45-year-old Filipino man, who presented with a right mandibular mass. Microscopic examination showed a solid neoplasm composed of islands of odontogenic epithelium with areas showing aberrant keratinization forming ghost cells and dentinoid material. We also discuss the pertinent differential diagnosis of ghost cell-containing odontogenic tumors. We report this case due to its rarity, its morphological resemblance to ameloblastoma, and its potential for malignant transformation.

 

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Author Biographies

Jon Michael Vincent Soon, The Medical City, Pasig City, Philippines

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Jose Carnate Jr., The Medical City, Pasig City, Philippines

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, The Medical City, Pasig City, Philippines

Department of Pathology, College of Medicine,  University of the Philippines Manila

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Published
2021-08-05
How to Cite
Soon, J. M. V., & Carnate Jr., J. (2021). A Case of Dentinogenic Ghost Cell Tumor. PJP, 6(2). Retrieved from https://philippinejournalofpathology.org/index.php/PJP/article/view/229