Clinical and radiological features of a large radicular cyst involving the entire maxillary sinus


Pekiner F. N. , BORAHAN M. O. , UĞURLU F., Horasan S., Sener B. C. , Olgac V.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, cilt.2, ss.31-36, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.31-36

Özet

Objectives: Epithelium at the apex of a nonvital tooth can be presumably stimulated by inflammation to form a true epithelium-lined cyst, or radicular cyst. The source of the epithelium is usually a rest of Malassez but also may be traced to sinus lining or epithelial lining of fistulous tracts. Cyst development is common; the reported frequency varies from 7% to 54% of periapical radiolucencies. The incidence of radicular cysts is greater in the third to sixth decades and shows a slight male predominance. Most of the radicular cysts are found in the maxilla, especially around incisors and canines.