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squamous odontogenic tumor

 

Definition: a benign epithelial odontogenic tumor thought to arise from the epithelial cell rests of Malassez; appears clinically as a radiolucent lesion closely associated with the tooth root and histologically as islands of squamous epithelium enclosed by a peripheral layer of flattened cells.

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