The World Health Organization Classification of Odontogenic Lesions: A Summary of the Changes of the 2017 (4th) Edition. Academic Article uri icon


  • The 4th edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Head and Neck Tumors was published in January 2017. The edition serves to provide an updated classification scheme, and extended genetic and molecular data that are useful as diagnostic tools for the lesions of the head and neck region. This review focuses on the most current update of odontogenic cysts and tumors based on the 2017 WHO edition. The updated classification has some important differences from the 3rd edition (2005), including a new classification of odontogenic cysts, 'reclassified' odontogenic tumors, and some new entities.

published proceedings

  • Turk Patoloji Derg

altmetric score

  • 11

author list (cited authors)

  • Soluk-Tekkein, M., & Wright, J. M.

citation count

  • 97

complete list of authors

  • Soluk-Tekkeşin, Merva||Wright, John M

publication date

  • January 2018