Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
The relative frequency of odontogenic tumors in the Black Sea region of Turkey: an analysis of 86 cases
To determine the relative frequency and distribution of different types of odontogenic tumors in southeastern Europe, focusing on the Black Sea region of Turkey. Materials and methods: In total 1165 oromaxillofacial biopsy records were evaluated for histologic diagnosis of odontogenic tumors over a 7-year period from patients referred to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Department of Pathology, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey. Results: A total of 86 odontogenic tumors were reported. Malignant transformation only occurred in 6 cases (6.8%), while the others were benign (93.2%). Odontoma was the most common odontogenic tumor (41.8%), followed by keratocystic odontogenic tumor (17.4%), ameloblastoma (12.7%), and odontogenic myxoma (9.3%). Conclusion: The relative frequencies of odontogenic tumors exhibited variability between geographic regions. In the Black Sea region of Turkey, odontoma and keratocystic odontogenic tumors are the most common benign odontogenic tumors with distinct anatomic predilections.
Odontogenic tumor, ameloblastoma, keratocystic odontogenic tumor, prevalence
ŞENEL, FİGEN ÇİZMECİ; DAYISOYLU, EZHER HAMZA; ERSÖZ, ŞAFAK; ALTINTAŞ, NURAY YILMAZ; TOSUN, EMRE; ÜNGÖR, CEM; and TAŞKESEN, FATİH
"The relative frequency of odontogenic tumors in the Black Sea region of Turkey: an analysis of 86 cases,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 42:
8, Article 17.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol42/iss8/17