Arch Plast Surg.  2017 Sep;44(5):434-438. 10.5999/aps.2017.44.5.434.

Management of a Dentigerous Cyst in a Child with Robin Sequence

  • 1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Summa Health System, Akron, OH, USA.
  • 2Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA.
  • 3Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH, USA.


This is a brief clinical report describing an 18-month-old female with Robin sequence found to have an incidental mandibular cystic lesion on a head computed tomography scan in the preoperative workup before performing mandibular distraction. She underwent enucleation of the tumor, which was found to be a dentigerous cyst. One year following cyst enucleation, mandibular distraction was performed in order to alleviate her tongue-based obstruction. This case demonstrates the ability of the mandibular bone to successfully regenerate after undergoing cyst enucleation.


Dentigerous cyst; Pierre Robin sequence; Mandible; Enucleation
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