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WHO classification of odontogenic cysts (1992)

Developmental

" Gingival cysts" of infants ( Epstein pearls ) Odontogenic keratocyst (later included in 2005 WHO classification of odontogenic tumours) Dentigerous ( follicular ) cyst Eruption cyst Lateral periodontal cyst / Botryoid odontogenic cyst Gingival cyst of adults Glandular odontogenic cyst (sialo-odontogenic cyst)
Inflammatory Radicular cyst Apical and lateral cyst Residual cyst Paradental cyst Non - odontogenic Nasopalatine duct ( incisive canal ) cyst Nasolabial (nasoalveolar ) cyst
Kramer IRH, Pindborg JJ, Shear M, eds. World Health Organization Classification of Tumours: Histological Typing of Odontogenic Tumours (1992)

(2005)

Barnes L, Eveson JW, Reichart P et al., eds. World Health Organization Classification of Tumours: Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumours, 2005.

Differential diagnosis for radiolucencies of the jaws


Unilocular
1. Odontogenic cysts Radicular cyst Residual cyst Paradental cyst Dentigerous cyst Lateral periodontal cyst 2. Odontogenic tumours Odontogenic keratocyst Ameloblastoma CEOT AOT Odontogenic Myxoma Odontogenic fibroma 3. Non odontogenic Nasopalatine duct cyst
Multilocular
1. Odontogenic cysts Botryoid cyst 2. Odontogenic tumours Odontogenic keratocyst Ameloblastoma Ameloblastic fibroma

Aneurysmal bone cyst


Solitary bone cyst Central giant cell granuloma Ossifying fibroma Langerhans cell histiocytosis

CEOT
Odontogenic myxoma 3. Non Odontogenic

Central giant cell granuloma/ Myeloma/plasmacystoma Brown tumour

Metastasis

Aneurysmal bone cyst Haemangioma

Cherubism
Metastasis