Classification Schemes of Odontogenic Tumors: A Review

Puri, Naveen; Mishra, Gauri; Gupta, Nitin; Arora, Swati; Singh, Nishant; Rastogi, Varun
December 2012
Indian Journal of Stomatology;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p254
Academic Journal
Classification of odontogenic tumors is an academic exercise that has developed over the last 150 years. Various researchers have put forth several classifications each with its salient features. This review lists the earliest classification from 1869 to recently revised classification with changes as well as reasons for the changes. The purpose of the present article is to list the classification schemes proposed by various authors so as to facilitate the adoption of a uniform terminology and improve communication between clinicians, pathologists and surgeons.


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