Gorlin cyst -->
calcifying odontogenic cyst
medical dictionary

A mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion of the jaws with features of both a cyst and a solid neoplasm; characterised microscopically by an epithelial lining showing a palisaded layer of columnar basal cells, presence of ghost cell keratinization, dentinoid, and calcification.

Synonyms: calcifying and keratinizing odontogenic cyst, Gorlin cyst.

(05 Mar 2000)