Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 110--112

Keratin metaplasia in the epithelial lining of odontogenic cysts


Thangadurai Maheswaran1, Venkatapathy Ramesh2, Nirima Oza2, Abikshyeet Panda3, PD Balamurali2 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Thangadurai Maheswaran
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
India

Objective: To find the prevalence of keratin metaplasia and its relation with clinico-pathological profile of the odontogenic cyst. Materials and Methods: Odontogenic cysts were studied histologically with special stains to identify the presence of keratin and compared with various parameters such as underlying connective tissue inflammation, average epithelial thickness, and site of the cyst, type of the cyst, age and the sex of the patient. Results: Of 71 cases of various odontogenic cysts, 26 (36.6%) cases exhibited keratinization in the epithelial lining. In cysts with severe inflammation there is absence of keratinization. Conclusions: This study reveals higher prevalence of keratin metaplasia in the odontogenic cysts. Furthermore, inflammation is found to be one of factor influencing keratin metaplasia.


How to cite this article:
Maheswaran T, Ramesh V, Oza N, Panda A, Balamurali P D. Keratin metaplasia in the epithelial lining of odontogenic cysts.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2014;6:110-112


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Maheswaran T, Ramesh V, Oza N, Panda A, Balamurali P D. Keratin metaplasia in the epithelial lining of odontogenic cysts. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];6:110-112
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