Glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC), first described in 1988 by Gardner et. al, is a comparatively rare jawbone cyst of odontogenic origin, which shares some features with both botryroid odontogenic cysts and mucous-producing salivary gland tumors. Although GOC has a high rate of recurrence, cases of recurrence have not been reported in the Japanese literature.
This paper describes a case of GOC arising in the mandible of a 58-year-old man. The cyst recurred 12 years after primary treatment. Diagnosis and treatment of the lesion are discussed.