Prasad T DeshmukhJawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India
Title: A rare presentation of dentigerous cyst
Dentigerous cysts are benign, slow-growing odontogenic cysts that are considered to be developmental in origin. They are twice as common in men than in women, and most often occur in people between the ages of 20 and 40 years. They are rarely found in young children. They almost exclusively occur in permanent dentition and over 70% of total number of cases are located in the mandible. Dentigerous cysts most commonly involve the mandibular third molar and are infrequent in maxillary canines. They can grow to a considerable size causing painless expansion of the jaw leading to its deformity.
We report a rare and challenging case of ectopically erupted massive dentigerous cyst of maxillary canine in the anterolateral wall of left maxilla leading to facial deformity and shed a light on its surgical management by the endonasal endoscopic approach in a female pediatric patient.
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