Malignant epithelial odontogenic tumors.

  title={Malignant epithelial odontogenic tumors.},
  author={Lewis Roy Eversole},
  journal={Seminars in diagnostic pathology},
  volume={16 4},
Malignant epithelial odontogenic tumors are very rare. They may arise from the epithelial components of the odontogenic apparatus. The rests of Malassez, the reduced enamel epithelium surrounding the crown of an impacted tooth, the rests of Serres in the gingiva, and the linings of odontogenic cysts represent the precursor cells for malignant transformation. Because metastatic carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the jaws, the diagnosis of a primary intraosseous carcinoma must always be… CONTINUE READING