Volume2 Issue1 Article3

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Anjum R, Sadiq H, Khajuria N, Kaur M, Dar S


Aim: To analyse the relative frequency of different types of odontogenic tumors and to compare the data with published literature. Background and objectives: odontogenic tumours represent an uncommon group of lesions which arise from the tooth-forming apparatus. They posse a great challenge in diagnosis and treatment. There is a lack of data among Jammu and Kashmir population. Thus the aim of the study was to establish the prevalence of odontogenic tumors. Material and Methods: Data collected from several different hospital and colleges in the region of Jammu and Kashmir from year 2011 to 2017.Age, gender and site prevalence were also studied. Results: A total of 100 patients met the criteria for being classified as odontogenic tumors.Ameloblastoma was the most frequently found tumour after which was KCOT and odontoma. No case of malignant OTs was found. Males were affected more in all the types of Odontogenic tumor. The most frequently site is posterior site of the mandible. Conclusion: This is not a large series of odontogenic tumors which can reveal the similarities and differences with those of previous studies of the populations in Africa, Americas and Asia. The findings of the present study is only useful as a guide for clinicians for diagnosis prior to biopsy and for the probable diagnosis.A comprehensive tumour database should be initiated so that cross referring of cases would be easier and the patients, surgeons and the pathologists would be able to safe guard the information about the tumour for future reference. Many private hospitals lack the facility to store and catalogue histopathological evidences for a prolonged period of time.


classification, epidemiology, odontogenic tumors