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Learning from errors
Traumatic bone cyst mimicking radicular cyst
  1. Onur Dincer1,
  2. Taha Emre Kose2,
  3. Abdulkadir Burak Cankaya1,
  4. Buket Aybar1
  1. 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Departement of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Onur Dincer, dt.onurdincer{at}


Traumatic bone cysts were first defined by Lucas and Blum in 1929. It is classified as an intraosseous pseudocyst. They are asymptomatic and are usually seen during routine radiographical examination. According to the 2002 classification of the WHO, traumatic bone cysts are in miscellaneous lesions. This report describes a 16-year-old male patient who had a traumatic bone cyst that mimicked a radicular cyst.

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