CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Annals of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716628
Case Report

Dentigerous Cyst in the Maxillary Anterior Region of a Pediatric Patient

Nivethitha Nagarajan
1  Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Sadaksharam Jayachandran
1  Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Vidya Jayaram
1  Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Aarthi Nisha
1  Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract

Dentigerous cyst is a common type of odontogenic cyst of the oral and maxillofacial region. It commonly occurs in the second or third decades and rare cases appear in the first decade of age. It is a developmental cyst associated with unerupted/impacted tooth. Radiographically, it appears as unilocular, radiolucent area along the cementoenamel junction of the associated tooth. Larger dentigerous cysts may be treated with marsupialization, and smaller dentigerous cysts are treated with enucleation of the cyst and extraction of the associated tooth. This case report presents a case of dentigerous cyst in the right maxillary region in a young child and was diagnosed using radiographs and removed by surgical excision.



Publication History

Publication Date:
09 September 2020 (online)

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