Birkan Taha Özkan

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BACKGROUND The keratocystic odontogenic tumour is classified as a developmental cyst derived from the enamel organ or from the dental lamina. The treatment of keratocystic odontogenic tumour of the jaw remains controversial. The aim of this study was to report the outcome of our conservative treatment protocol for keratocystic odontogenic tumour. METHODS(More)
Masseter muscle hypertrophy is characterized by unilateral or bilateral enlargement of the masseter muscles affecting both females and males after puberty. Limitations on mouth opening, swollen cheek, and also tension in the region of the hypertrophied muscle are symptoms reported. Also, masseter hypertrophy can cause aesthetic and functional problems. A(More)
Nonossifying fibromas (NOFs) are benign lesions that unusually occur in the mandible. Nonossifying fibromas are asymptomatic and spontaneous resolution at skeletal maturity. Nonossifying fibromas associated with aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) are very rare. In this clinical report, NOF secondary to ABC in the mandibular condyle was reported; however, it(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is an unusual cyst with a high recurrence rate. The most common site for OKCs is by far the mandible. The best treatment of OKC remains controversial. Recurrence rates ranging anywhere from less than 10% to more than 60% have been reported. The aim of our study was to evaluate marsupialization as a(More)
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