Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumour - Treatment


As the entity is quite rare, opinions among experts about how to treat KCOTs differ.

Treatment options:

  • Wide (local) surgical excision.
  • Marsupialization - the surgical opening of the (KCOT) cavity and a creation of a marsupial-like pouch, so that the cavity is in contact with the outside for an extended period, e.g. three months.
  • Curettage (simple excision & scrape-out of cavity).
  • Simple excision.
  • Carnoy's solution - usually used in conjunction with excision.
  • Enucleation and cryotherapy

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