Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Imaging of cystic lesions of the jaws - Pictorial essay
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1KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Prof. Kakarla Subbarao, MS, D.Sc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman, KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 12 October 2017; Revised 04 December 2017; Accepted 12 December 2017; Published 20 December 2017
Citation: Kakarla S. Imaging of cystic lesions of the jaws - Pictorial essay. J Med Sci Res. 2018; 6(1):20-27. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2018/6-4
Copyright: © 2018 Kakarla S et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Imaging of the cystic lesions of the jaws has progressed from plain radiography, orthopantomography to cone beam computed tomography. These advanced methods contribute to the diagnosis of the cystic lesions of the jaws correlating well with histological features. Clinically, swelling and pain are the major features. Cystic lesions are more common in the mandible and odontogenic cysts are frequently encountered as compared with non-odontogenic cysts. Imaging features are described to differentiate one cyst from the other. Cyst like or pseudo cystic lesions are also described and illustrated.
Keywords: Imaging odontogenic; non-odontogenic; pseudocystic lesions of jaws; orthopantomography; cone beam computed tomography