April 2006: Expansile and Radiolucent Lesion in the Left Anterior Maxilla
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Ed Truelove, Dr. Thomas Morton, Ms. Negin Bardideh
Department Oral Medicine, University of Washington
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is a 28-year-old white male who presented with a bony bump above teeth #s 10 and 11. This lesion was first noticed by his general dentist in September 2004 and later by the oral surgeon on 10/30/2005. It was expansile, especially labially. The bone supporting the two teeth was compromised, but the teeth were not mobile. The area was biopsied on 11/02/2005. The area was described as a solid mass with a gelatinous consistency. It was 2 x 1.5 cm in size. The lesion did not perforate into the maxillary sinus or the nasal cavity. The roots of teeth #s 10 and 11 were devoid of bone on the interproximal surfaces and a significant amount of the labial cortex was missing. The patient is on follow-up in 3-month intervals.
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