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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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SPINI, Roxana G et al. Dentigerous cyst: A case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.5, pp.e338-e342. ISSN 0325-0075.

Maxillary cysts are a diverse group of entities that include benign and malignant odontogenic tumors. Information on the prevalence of this disease is limited. It is more common among males, and usually occurs in the second and third decade of life. The proportion of 6 to 7 year old patients with dentigerous cysts is only 9.1%. Dentigerous cysts encompass the crown of a permanent and unerupted impacted teeth. They are usually slow growing asymptomatic lesions that are not discovered until they affect surrounding organs. The aim of this study is to present an unusual case of dentigerous cyst and to inform the pediatrician about the management of a unilateral maxillary tumor in a healthy child, underlining the importance of a multidisciplinary approach of this disease.

Keywords : Odontogenic cyst; Dentigerous cyst; Maxilla; Odontogenic tumors; Pediatric dentistry.

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