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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-172

Multiple dentigerous cysts in a nonsyndromic minor patient: Report of an unusual case


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, India

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Jagveer Singh Saluja
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.79223

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A dentigerous cyst is an odontogenic cyst, thought to be of developmental origin. It is associated with the crown of an unerupted (or partially erupted) tooth. The cyst cavity is lined by epithelial cells derived from the reduced enamel epithelium of the tooth forming organ. Most dentigerous cysts are solitary. Multiple/bilateral cysts are usually found in association with a number of syndromes including cleidocranial dysplasia, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome and Gorlin--Goltz syndrome (multiple OKCs). In the absence of these syndromes, the occurrence of multiple dentigerous cysts is rare. Here, we report the unusual occurrence of non-syndromic multiple dentigerous cysts.


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