Oral Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 49–58 | Cite as

Dentigerous cysts in four quadrants of a nonsyndromic patient: case report and literature review

  • Naile Cura
  • Ali Hanttash
  • Beste InceogluEmail author
  • Kaan Orhan
  • Aysegul Mine Tuzuner Oncul
Case Report


Dentigerous cysts are the most common developmental odontogenic cysts of the jaw, arising from impacted, embedded, or unerupted teeth. The majority of dentigerous cyst cases are single lesions. Bilateral and multiple cysts are very rare and generally occur in association with syndromes. In the present report, an unusual presentation of multiple dentigerous cysts that occupied four quadrants of dysplasia in a 45-year-old male was demonstrated by panoramic radiography and cone-beam computed tomography. The differential diagnosis, treatment, and imaging modalities are discussed after the case presentation together with a literature review from 1844 to 2013.


Multiple dentigerous cyst Bilateral dentigerous cyst CBCT Case report Non-syndrome 


Conflict of interest

Naile Cura, Ali Hanttash, Beste Inceoglu, Kaan Orhan, and Aysegul Mine Tuzuner Oncul declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human rights statement and informed consent

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (5). Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naile Cura
    • 1
  • Ali Hanttash
    • 1
  • Beste Inceoglu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kaan Orhan
    • 2
  • Aysegul Mine Tuzuner Oncul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of DentistryAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of DentistryAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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