Case Report - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2014) Volume 4, Issue 1
Odontogenic Cyst Case Report and Review
Introduction: Odontogenic cysts are defined as epithelial cell lined cysts. Maxillary sinus is closely related to the upper premolar and molar teeth. Any infection / pathology involving the root of these teeth will also have its effect on the maxillary sinus.
Case report: To present a case of Odontogenic cyst in the left maxillary sinus following history of trauma. Patient complained of swelling. The swelling was bony hard. CT revealed a lesion in the left maxillary sinus with breach in its anterior wall. All routine investigation normal. The swelling was excised via Caldwell luc approach and sent for histopathological examination. Histopathological finding came as odontogenic keratocyst.
Conclusion: Odontogenic cysts are difficult to diagnose with clinical findings alone and a combination of clinical,radiological and pathological input will help in proper diagnosis. Most of these odontogenic cysts are defined by their position than by their histology.Author(s): Sankaranarayanan Gopalakrishnan,Elango,Thamizharasan