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odontogenic cysts

Wednesday 8 September 2004

Definition: Odontogenic cysts are cysts of the jaws lined by an odontogenic epithelium (By this point, they differ from non-odontogenic cysts of jaws ).

Developmental odontogenic cyts and infflammtory odontogenic cysts can be distinguished.

Examples

- Calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC / CCOT)

Types

- radicular cyst ( periapical cyst / inflammatory odontogenic cyst )
- dentigerous cyst
- eruption cyst
- gingival cyst
- lateral periodontal cyst
- keratinizing odontogenic cyst
- calcifying odontogenic cyst
- residual cyst
- keratocyst

Images

- radicular cyst (periapical cyst / inflammatory odontogenic cyst d/t non-vital tooth)

- keratocyst

See also

- cysts of the jaws

Links

- USCAP 2005