Periapical granuloma

Last revised by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad on 20 Dec 2023

Periapical granuloma (plural: granulomas or granulomata) refers to a localized mass-like region of chronic granulation tissue in relation to teeth formed in response to infection. It often results in relation to chronic apical periodontitis.


The name of this condition is a misnomer as they are not true granulomas: no granulomatous inflammation is found.


They contain granulation tissues, cell infiltrates and a fibrous capsule. 

Radiographic features


Periapical granulomas may have higher attenuation values than periapical cysts.

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