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Endoscopic management of a giant dentigerous cyst
  1. Vinay Raj Thattarakkal1,
  2. Prasanna Kumar Saravanam2 and
  3. Jinoraj Rajan1
  1. 1Ent Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2Ent Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prasanna Kumar Saravanam; sprasannakumar10{at}


Dentigerous cyst is one of the most common developmental cyst of the jaw which accounts for approximately 20%–30% of bone cyst in the head and neck region. Most common site is the third molar of the mandible. However, maxillary involvement is not uncommon. The clinical presentation of this depends mainly on the size and anatomical compromise that occur due to compression. This case highlights the role of endoscopic approach in the management of large expansible cyst of maxilla involving the palate, thus preserving the anatomy and reducing the morbidity associated with an open procedure.

  • ear
  • nose and throat
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • dentistry and oral medicine

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  • Contributors VRT helped in correcting the manuscript and collected all previous available data regarding the topic and wrote discussion. JR collected all the data of the patient; took preop, intraop, postop photograph, assisted the case with corresponding author PKS; he is the operating surgeon and he is the one who made final correction.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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