Title: A Large Residual Cyst Associated with Mandible: A Case Report and Literature Review
Authors: Nithin Kumar, Nizar Alchaar
Residual cyst is a term most commonly used for any cyst that has been retained within the jaws after the associated tooth has been lost. Most of these cysts develop as radicular cyst. Radicuar cysts are the most common inflammatory cyst occurring in the maxillofacial region. Most residual cysts remain asymptomatic and are discovered on routine radiographic examination. If left untreated they can grow to a considerable size causing bone expansion, erosion and displacement of adjacent teeth. For this reason, it is imperative that this cyst be treated surgically. The recommended treatment option for residual cyst is surgical enucleation. Here we present a case of large residual cyst of mandible with a brief review of literature.
Keywords: Residual cyst, Radicular cyst, Jaw cyst, Periapical cyst, Cyst enucleation.