Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--23

Keratocystoma of minor salivary gland of the palate


Gourav Ahuja1, Kamaldeep Kaur Aulakh2, Eish Sethi3, Varun Nagpal4, Harkanwal Kaur2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, B.R.S. Dental College and Hospital, Panchkula, Haryana, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Dental College, Sirsa, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Gourav Ahuja
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, B.R.S. Dental College and Hospital, Panchkula, Haryana
India

The authors analyzed the clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical findings of a slowly growing palatal gland tumor in a 34-year-old female. The cut surface of the excised mass showed multilocular cystic spaces with grayish brown solid areas. Histological findings demonstrated a benign tumor with multicystic spaces and focal solid epithelial cells lined by benign squamous epithelial cells. The overlying epithelium was parakeratinized and without a granular layer. The cystic spaces were filled with keratin material. On immunohistochemistry examination, the tumor cells were found positive for HMWCK, focally for CK7, CK19 and p63 and Mib-1 labeling was approximately 1%. There was no evidence of recurrence after 8 months of resection. The data from this case and previously published studies suggest that keratocystoma of both major and minor salivary glands is a benign neoplasm and that surgical resection is apparently a sufficient treatment modality.


How to cite this article:
Ahuja G, Aulakh KK, Sethi E, Nagpal V, Kaur H. Keratocystoma of minor salivary gland of the palate.Saint Int Dent J 2016;2:21-23


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Ahuja G, Aulakh KK, Sethi E, Nagpal V, Kaur H. Keratocystoma of minor salivary gland of the palate. Saint Int Dent J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];2:21-23
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