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Volume 19 , Issue 3
May/June 1999

Pages 299-303

Lateral Periodontal Cyst: Report of a Case with 1-Year Reentry

Jeffrey A. Meltzer, DMD

PMID: 10635176
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0320

The lateral periodontal cyst is a relatively rare cyst of the jaw (0.8%) of unproven origin. It is most commonly found in the mandible between the roots of canines and premolars. This article reports a case of a lateral periodontal cyst in a 73-year-old woman, documents its diagnosis and treatment, and also presents a 1-year reentry. No grafting or barrier techniques were used. The result was complete bony regeneration of the defect after 1 year.

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