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2021 Apr 07

BMC Oral Health



Atypical presentation of lateral periodontal cyst associated with impacted teeth: two case reports.


Buchholzer S, Bornert F, Di Donna D, Lombardi T
BMC Oral Health. 2021 Apr 07; 21(1):178.
PMID: 33827538.


Lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) is an uncommon form of developmental odontogenic cyst. LPC can be suspected when there is a round, well-circumscribed radiolucency, usually of small diameter, along the lateral surface of vital erupted teeth, predominantly in the mandibular premolar region. Histopathological analysis allows LPC to be diagnosed based on its characteristic features such as a thin cuboidal to stratified squamous non-keratinizing epithelium containing epithelial plaques and glycogen-rich clear cells. The aim of this article was to report two cases of atypical LPC associated either with an impacted lower left canine (tooth #33) or with a lower right third molar (tooth #48).