jaw cyst


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jaw cyst

(jaw sist)
Any epithelium-lined lesion involving the maxilla or mandible.
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Rebecca's mum Helen, 49, a home carer, also has the genetic condition, which can cause multiple jaw cysts and basal cell carcinomas, which are cancerous skin tumours.
Periapical (radicular) cysts arise as inflammatory jaw cysts from epithelial residues in the periodontal ligament as a result of periapical periodontitis and are almost all lined by stratified squamous epithelium, with most displaying 6 to 20 cell layers.
All selected cases were primary jaw cysts and the tissue specimens had been routinely fixed in 10% neutral formalin, processed and embedded in paraffin.
Most of the jaw cysts are asymptomatic unless they become secondarily infected7.
Based on diagnosis, jaw cysts distribution is as follows: radicular cysts 56%, dentigerous cysts 17%, nasopalatine duct cysts 13%, odontogenic keratocysts 11%, globulomaxillary cysts 2.
Other abnormalities associated with BCNS were common: Eighty percent of patients had jaw cysts, 82% had palmer pitting, 50% had various bone abnormalities, 21% reported ovarian fibromas, 4% reported medulloblastomas, and 4% had other tumors.
Periapical cysts--also known as radicular, periradicular or apical periodontal cysts--are inflammatory jaw cysts on teeth with infected and necrotic pulp.
They are the most common of all jaw cysts and comprise about 52.