Publication Type:

Journal Article


Head and Neck Pathology, Volume 5, Number 2, p.171-174 (2011)



Anti-Bacterial Agents, antiinfective agent, article, bacterial infection, Bacterial Infections, case report, computer assisted tomography, Dentigerous Cyst, gingiva disease, Gingival Diseases, human, Humans, infant, male, pathology, teratoma, Tomography, treatment outcome, X-Ray Computed


Dentigerous cysts are developmental odontogenic jaw cysts, commonly manifesting in the second and third decades of life. Very few of these cysts have been reported in children younger than 10 years of age. This article describes a rare case of dentigerous cyst in a 1-year-old boy, the youngest case to be documented. The clinical, radiographic and histopathologic features are discussed; the increased possibility of occurrence of these cysts at a very young age and the importance of timely diagnosis of such cysts to avoid future complications is emphasized. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


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Dr. Rakesh S., Janardhanan, M., Joseph, A. Pa, Vinodkumar, R. Ba, and Peter, Sb, “A Rare Case of Dentigerous Cyst in a One Year Old Child: The Earliest Known Reported Occurrence”, Head and Neck Pathology, vol. 5, pp. 171-174, 2011.

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