Radiolucent lesions of the mandible (differential)

Lucent lesions of the mandible are not uncommon and may be the result of odontogenic or non-odontogenic processes. Lucency may be conferred by a cystic process (e.g. periapical cyst) or a lytic process (e.g. mandibular metastases).

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Etiology
Odontogenic
Non-odontogenic

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Article information

rID: 1616
System: Head & Neck
Tag: refs, dental
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lucent jaw lesions
  • Lucent lesions of the jaw - differential diagnosis
  • Lucent jaw lesions - differential diagnosis
  • Lucent lesions of the mandible
  • Lucent lesions of the jaw
  • Cystic lesions of the jaw

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 1: dentigerous cyst
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  • Case 2: periapical abscess
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  • Case 3: squamous cell carcinoma of mandible
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  • Case 4: peripheral nerve sheath tumor
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  • Case 5: keratocystic odontic tumor
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  • Case 6: myeloma of the mandible
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