Gorlin-goltz syndrome: A rare case report

Gorlin-goltz syndrome: A rare case report

Author: 
Dr. Saraswathi Gopal, K. and Dr. J. K. Singh Kshatri,
Abstract: 

Although odontogenic keratocysts are common in clinical practice, the simultaneous occurrence of multiple cysts in both the maxilla and mandible of a patient is rare. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is an inherited autosomal dominant disorder with complete penetrance and extreme variable expressivity. It is characterized by keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOT) in the jaws, multiple basal cell nevi carcinomas and skeletal abnormities. This syndrome may be diagnosed early by a dentist by routine radiographic exams in the first decade of life, since the KCOTs are usually one of the first manifestations of the syndrome. This paper reports the case of a patient, a 11-year-old girl with Gorlin Goltz Syndrome, emphasizing its clinical and radiographic manifestations with known family history.

Paper No: 
1349