Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2013 Aug;56(8):525-527. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2013.56.8.525.

A Case of Dentigerous Cyst Containing Multiple Teeth

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. coolnose@wonnms.wonkwang.ac.kr


Dentigerous cysts are major pathologic entities found in dentistry, accounting for approximately 24% of all true cysts in the jaws. They are the most common type of developmental odontogenic cysts and the second most common odontogenic cyst of the jaw, after radicular cysts. They are associated with the crown of an unerupted or impacted tooth. About 95% of dentigerous cysts involve permanent dentition, and only 5% are associated with supernumerary teeth. To date, a dentigerous cyst containing multiple teeth has rarely been reported. Reported herein is a 51-year-old man who presented a history of painful palpable mass on the right cheek area, and who was found to have a maxillary dentigerous cyst containing multiple teeth. The cyst with multiple teeth was successfully removed via endoscopic endonasal and intraoral approaches.


Cysts; Tooth
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