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CASE REPORT

A Case of “Camouflage”: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Simulating a Radicular Cyst

Aneetha Raman G, Ravi David Austin, Kumar C Srivastava, Maria Rajathi

Keywords : bone cysts, aneurysmal/diagnosis, mandible/pathology, female, pseudocyst

Citation Information : G AR, Austin RD, Srivastava KC, Rajathi M. A Case of “Camouflage”: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Simulating a Radicular Cyst. 2012; 2 (2):47-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-2-47

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (ABC) is an uncommon non-neoplastic pseudocyst. It usually affects the long bones, spine and occasionally involves the jaws. Radiographically, ABC may appear as an uniloucular or multilocular radiolucency with expansion and thinning of the surrounding cortical bone. However, due to the lack of a pathognomonic feature of its own, the diagnosis still remains ambiguous. The following is a report of ABC located at the right body of the mandible in an Indian female patient. The lesion initially camouflaged as a simple radicular cyst. Later, ABC was confirmed only with histo-pathological investigation.


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