Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256--258

Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma of maxilla: A diagnostic challenge


Fouzia Siraj, Manveen Kaur, Usha Agrawal 
 Department of Histopathology, National Institute of Pathology, ICMR, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Manveen Kaur
National Institute of Pathology, ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma (CCOC) is a rare odontogenic tumor which occurs mostly in the mandible. It is primarily seen in fifth to seventh decades with a female predilection. We report a case of CCOC in the maxillary arch of a 66-year-old woman. Morphologic examination along with histochemical and immunohistochemical markers led to the establishment of the diagnosis. It is important to diagnose this entity and differentiate it from other clear cell tumors in the head and neck region as it is a locally aggressive tumor with a propensity for regional, nodal, and distant metastasis.


How to cite this article:
Siraj F, Kaur M, Agrawal U. Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma of maxilla: A diagnostic challenge.Clin Cancer Investig J 2016;5:256-258


How to cite this URL:
Siraj F, Kaur M, Agrawal U. Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma of maxilla: A diagnostic challenge. Clin Cancer Investig J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];5:256-258
Available from: http://www.ccij-online.org/article.asp?issn=2278-0513;year=2016;volume=5;issue=3;spage=256;epage=258;aulast=Siraj;type=0