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Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

+44 1223 790975

Abstract

DENTIGEROUS CYST: CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FINDINGS OF A CASE

Arpita Rai, Vanita Vaishali

Background: Dentigerous cyst is a common odontogenic cyst associated with impacted tooth. Imaging of this entity poses a challenge. Case details: We present an interesting case of dentigerous cyst in a 30-year old male patient, which developed around an impacted 13. Histological examination revealed a cyst with stratified squamous epithelium of varying thickness. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an emerging technology finding application in all branches of dentistry. The current case report highlights the application of CBCT in the preoperative assessment of dentigerous cyst of the jaw. CBCT revealed a well defined unilocular radiolucent lesion involving right maxilla associated with impacted 13. Conclusion: The current case report describes the significant contribution of CBCT in the planning and successful surgical management of dentigerous cysts and associated impacted teeth.

Published Date: 2017-09-30;

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