Periapical cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio



Patient Data

Age: 28-year-old
Gender: Female

Panoramic radioghraph (OPG)

No fractures seen. Small lucent area surrounding the root of the 3-4 tooth. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a small lucent cavity surrounding the root of a tooth, measuring less than 1 cm and without periosteal reaction. This most likely represents a periapical cyst, a periapical abscess is a less likely differential in this clinical scenario. 

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Case information

rID: 46600
Case created: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 11th Jul 2016
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rmh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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