Volume 15, Number 2, June 2003

Atypical Simple Bone Cyst of the Jaws — Multiple Cysts and Repeated Recurrence

Goichi Tsukamoto, Akira Sasaki, Hiroshi Mese, Tomohiro Matsumara

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Biopathological Science, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan

This report is of a patient with unusual multiple simple bone cysts. A 17-year-old Japanese man presented with 3 cystic lesions, 2 in the mandible and 1 in the left maxillary sinus. Biopsies from the mandible revealed fibrous tissue, bone, and red blood cells, which did not suggest any specific lesion. A diagnosis of multiple simple bone cysts was made. After treatment of surgical exploration, curettage, and packing, computed tomography scan showed bone regeneration. However, the lesions repeatedly recurred in the mandible. It is generally thought that the prognosis of this lesion is good. Therefore the cause of this recurrence is examined.

Key words: Bone cyst, Case study, Jaw cyst

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;15:138-141.
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