Learning Center

Radicular Cyst

Author :

Sindhura Anamali B.D.S., M.S.
Diplomate Of ABOMR , Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa
sindhura-anamali@uiowa.edu

Published on : 12 Sep 2018

Synonyms : Dental cyst / Periapical Cyst

  • The most common type of cysts in the jaws
  • Arises in association with a grossly broken down tooth or a non-vital tooth
  • The majority of the cases are seen in the maxilla

Often cases are detected as incidental findings on routine radiographic procedures

Radiographic Features

  • Well-defined radiolucent hydraulic entity with corticated borders in the apical regions of the affected tooth
  • Can also arise on the lateral aspect of a root with an accessory foramen
  • Often produces no symptoms unless secondary infection occurs
  • Can cause directional or curved resorption of the roots of the adjacent teeth
  • Inferior displacement of the inferior alveolar canal may be noted
  • In significantly large lesions expansion of the cortical plates of the maxillae and the mandible may be seen

Differential diagnosis

  • Rarefying osteitis
    1. Periapical Granuloma /Periapical Abscess
  • Apical scar from an endodontic treatment

Management

  • Endodontic treatment
  • Apical surgery
  • Tooth extraction

Radicular Cyst
Example 1

Radicular Cyst
Example 2

Radicular Cyst
Example 3

Radicular Cyst
Example 4

Radicular Cyst
Example 5

Radicular Cyst
Example 6

Close
Close
Close

Join our email list to receive updates on OMFR Interactive Resource Center

Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close