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Surgical enucleation of radicular cyst in endodontically treated primary mandibular molar
  1. Sphurti Pramod Bane1,
  2. Nilesh Vithaldas Rathi2,
  3. Nilima Ramdas Thosar3 and
  4. Pranjali Vilas Deulkar4
  1. 1 Consultant Pediatric and Preventive Dentist, Mumbai, India
  2. 2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dr DY Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune, India
  3. 3 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India
  4. 4 Consultant Pediatric and Preventive Dentist, Nagpur, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Nilima Ramdas Thosar; drnthosar{at}


Radicular cysts are most common odontogenic cysts seen in the orofacial region, but not commonly detected in paediatric cases. This case report describes the accidental detection of radicular cyst and its surgical management in an 8-year-old boy in lower left back region of the jaw. The article also gives an insight about radicular cyst from its aetiology to the various other treatment modalities.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • paediatrics
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • paediatric surgery

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  • Contributors The authors confirm contribution to the paper as follows: 1. Data collection: SB. 2. Diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical procedure: SB and NR. 3. Drafting the article: SB and PD. 4. Critical revision of the article: NT.

  • 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.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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