Dentigerous cyst

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Headache and facial swelling for 8 months.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years old
Gender: Female

An expansile, fairly well defined lytic lesion is seen in relation to the left upper mandibular ridge. It appears unilocular and erodes the inner cortex of the mandible. It displaces the adjacent molar tooth that is seen as if floating within the superior aspect of the lesion & extends to the ipsilateral maxillary antrum

Case Discussion

Dentigerous cyst is also called follicular cyst. It is related to malerupted tooth.

Odontogenic keratocyst is developmental cyst similar to dentigerous cyst with no malerupted tooth.



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Case information

rID: 28841
Published: 15th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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