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J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Aug;7(8):1816-7. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/5982.3289. Epub 2013 Aug 1.

Radicular cyst with severe destruction of the buccal cortical plate secondary to endodontic failure.

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Senior Lecturer, Department of Coservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Index Institute of Dental Sciences , Indore-452001, Madhya Pradesh, India .


This case report highlights a massive radicular cyst with respect to the lower left premolars, that developed secondary to endodontic failure and resulted in buccal cortical bone destruction. It also discusses the investigation and the surgical approach which were carried out with regard to the cyst. Following surgical closure, the teeth were endodontically retreated. It also highlights the fact that mandibular true occlusal radiographs could be misleading with regard to the extent of bone destruction, which can otherwise be confirmed on CT scans.


Buccal cortical plate; Endodontic failure; Radicular cyst

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