Print this page Email this page | Users Online: 443
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 229-232

Case report of a dentigerous cyst with mucous prosoplasia: As an incidental finding


Department of Oral Pathology, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Vaishnavi Dhanvantri
Department of Oral Pathology, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id


DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_119_20

Rights and Permissions

Dentigerous cysts, also called follicular cysts, are developmental odontogenic cysts that occur in association with an unerupted tooth. Fluid accumulation between the enamel epithelium and enamel causes the dental follicle to separate from the crown, giving rise to such cysts. Usually, these cysts do not show any symptoms and are diagnosed during routine radiological examination. Mucous cell prosoplasia is a rare type of entity commonly seen in oral pathologies such as odontogenic cysts and might lead to diagnostic difficulties. Although mucous cell prosoplasia is considered as a harmless condition, some studies have suggested that it may be a maiden step toward malignant transformation. We report a case of the dentigerous cyst with mucous prosoplasia that presented as an incidental finding emphasizing the importance of radiographs and histopathology in the definitive diagnosis of such cases.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
Next article
Previous article
Table of Contents

Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
Citation Manager
Access Statistics
Reader Comments
Email Alert*
Add to My List*
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed78    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded10    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal