Diagnostic Algorithm For Detection of Cysts of Oro- Facial Region

Dayal, Prakriti and Ahmed, Junaid and Shenoy, Nandita and Ongole, Ravikiran and Dsouza, Aureus (2015) Diagnostic Algorithm For Detection of Cysts of Oro- Facial Region. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research, 2 (2). pp. 323-326.

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The first step towards diagnosing cysts is a thorough history and physical examination. Certain cysts have a specific age, gender and site predilection and some have a tendency for recurrence. Some cysts can occur after trauma (ex- trauma to minor salivary glands in the oral cavity can lead to the formation of a mucocele), and some patients may give a history of previous extractions and impacted teeth (thus pointing to a diagnosis of primordial or dentigerous cyst). Thus a thorough history can go a long way in excluding other cyst-like lesions which can present in the oral cavity. A diagnostic algorithm would help in enlisting various cysts which present specific appearances, either on clinical, chair-side or radiographic investigation. This review was an attempt at classifying cysts on the basis of all the above, as a means of establishing diagnostic clarity in clinical practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyst, diagnosis, Radiographic interpretation
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 12:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144019

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