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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-139

Multiple cysts of jaw and amelogenesis imperfecta - An unusual case report


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Manaswita Tripathy
C/O Dr. Kailash Nath Tripathy, Plot No. 670/1187, Sum Bihar, Nuagaon, Post - Mallipada, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.178502

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Radicular cyst is the most common odontogenic cyst occurring in the jaws. The cyst is commonly found in relation to the maxillary anterior teeth in the third and fifth decade of life. It arises from epithelial remnants and has been classified as inflammatory cyst, as a consequence of pulpal necrosis following caries, with an associated periapical inflammatory response. Hereditary defects like amelogenesis imperfecta can also lead to early loss of enamel, causing pulp exposure and necrosis, which ultimately may lead to radicular cyst. Radiographically, radicular cyst appears as a round or oval, well-circumscribed radiolucent image involving the apex of the tooth. This paper presents a case of multiple radicular cyst and amelogenesis imperfecta.


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