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Article: Volume 44 Number 9 Page 904 - October 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 904-906

Oral surgery:  Radicular Cyst Expansion over a 10-year Period – A Case Report

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Abstract: This article aims to illustrate and discuss the risks of failing to treat a radicular cyst appropriately. Here we report a 23-year-old male patient who sustained dental trauma to his maxillary anterior teeth on more than one occasion. The changes involved with the patient’s dentition and expansion of the radicular cyst across his maxilla, over the course of a decade, highlight the importance of early intervention and appropriate treatment.

Clinical relevance: This case report aims to alert clinicians to the risks of radicular cyst expansion, and the link between dental trauma and radicular cyst formation

Author notes: Vinay Mistry, BChD, MJDF RCS(Eng), Dental Core Trainee 3, Dundee Dental Hospital, Mohamed Imran Suida, BChD(Hons), MFDS RCPS(Glasg), PGCert (Healthcare Ed), FHEA, Specialty Registrar in Oral Surgery, Abdul Dalghous, PhD(Oral Medicine), FDS RCS(Eng), MDentSci(OMFS), FFD RCSI(OSOM), FDS RCS(Ed), FDS RCPS(Glasg), BDS(Hon), Associate Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 4DG, UK.

Objective: To evaluate the risks associated with radicular cysts and describe these appropriately to patients, thereby assisting them to form a balanced decision regarding treatment.