[A study of epithelial cell kinetics of the odontogenic keratocyst].


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: To study epithelial cell kinetics of the odontogenic keratocyst. METHODS: Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) immunohistochemistry in 60 cases and cellular nuclear DNA contents cytometry in 40 cases were used to compare the epithelial cell kinetics of the odontogenic keratocyst, radicular cyst, dentigerous cyst, and ameloblastoma. RESULTS: The epithelial cells in odontogenic keratocyst has the potential of active growth instead of passive expanding. CONCLUSION: The authors suggest that the odontogenic keratocyst should be termed as "odontogenic keratocystic tumor" because is aggressive growth potential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, E; Yu, G; Gao, Y

Published Date

  • July 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 210 - 212

PubMed ID

  • 11774634

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11774634

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1002-0098


  • chi

Conference Location

  • China