Wait or Intervene: Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Permanent Mandibular Canine

  • Amani A. Al Tuwirqi King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nabil O. Khzam
Keywords: Dentigerous cyst; Odontogenic; Permanent canine; Cone beam computed tomography

Abstract

Dentigerous cysts are developmental odontogenic jaw cysts. Dentigerous cysts require early detection and prompt treatment ranging from marsupialization to complete enucleation. Few of these cysts have been reported in children younger than 12 years of age. The purpose of this case report was to describe the case of an 11-year-old boy with a dentigerous cyst associated with unerupted right mandibular canine. The clinical, radiographic and histopathologic features are discussed. This case report also describes the diagnosis of a mandibular dentigerous cyst using cone beam computed tomography, successful use of conservative enucleation and explains the need for such a radical treatment approach.

 

Author Biographies

Amani A. Al Tuwirqi, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Department of Dentistry, Division of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Nabil O. Khzam

Private Practice, Perth, 6154 Western Australia, Australia

 

Published
2018-04-01
How to Cite
Al Tuwirqi, A., & Khzam, N. (2018). Wait or Intervene: Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Permanent Mandibular Canine. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 25(1), 31-38. Retrieved from http://jkaumedsci.org.sa/index.php/jkaumedsci/article/view/553
Section
Case Reports