Dentigerous cyst

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Long standing painless swelling of upper lip

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Unilocular cystic bony thin walled lesion involving the alveolar margin of maxillary process in the midline with a supernumerary tooth lying in the floor of the cyst. The bony lesion is seen  arising in close relation to the root of the central incisors. 

Case Discussion

Fallen tooth lying inside an unilocular expansile cyst is typical of dentigerous cyst. Usually tend to be seen with either unerupted or supernumerary teeth, most commonly encountered around the third molars. 

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Case information

rID: 51670
Published: 2nd Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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