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Rushton bodies

Monday 20 February 2017

Definition: Rushton bodies are acellular, eosinophilic, glassy structures specific to odontogenic cysts (commonly radicular, dentigerous, & odontogenic keratocysts) and seen within their epithelial lining.

Within the cyst epithelium of radicular cyst or dentigerous cyst , hyaline bodies of various sizes and shapes may be present, the so-called Rushton bodies.

Exclusive from odontogenic cyst



- Rushton bodies in dentigerous cyst

- Rushton bodies in periapical cyst / radicular cyst

- Bilateral Paradental/Inflammatory Collateral Cysts in mandible (associated with 3rd molars)

See also

- cysts of the jaws / jaw cysts