Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 27–30 | Cite as

Radicular Cyst in Deciduous Maxillary Molars: A Rarity

  • Shibani Shetty
  • Punnya V. AngadiEmail author
  • K. Rekha
Case Report


Radicular cyst arising from deciduous teeth is exceedingly rare accounting for <1% of all radicular cysts. A total of 122 cases have been reported to date in the English language literature. We present a rare case of a radicular cyst associated with a decayed deciduous maxillary molar tooth without any history of prior pulp therapy. Our aim is to emphasize the recognition of inflammatory radicular lesions associated with deciduous teeth which may adversely impact underlying permanent successor.


Radicular cyst Deciduous molar Caries Pulp therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral Pathology and MicrobiologyS.D.M College of Dental Sciences and HospitalDharwadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Oral Pathology and MicrobiologyKLEVK Institute of Dental Sciences and HospitalBelgaumIndia

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