Assessment of healing of a large radicular cyst using cone beam computed tomography: Two years follow-up

Swathi, Pai and Kamath, Abhay Taranath and Bhagania, Manish Kumar and Shenoy, Nandita and Saraswathi, Vidya (2016) Assessment of healing of a large radicular cyst using cone beam computed tomography: Two years follow-up. World Journal of Dentistry, 7 (1). pp. 47-50. ISSN 976-6006

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Surgical enucleation of a radicular cyst is a common treatment in endodontics but the pretreatment planning and assessment of the post-treatment healing in the cystic cavity is of utmost importance. The advantage of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in endodontics is that it demonstrates anatomic features in three dimensions that is not possible with intraoral periapical (IOPA) and panoramic radiographic images. In this case report, a CBCT was done to evaluate the size and extent of the radicular cyst in the maxillary anterior region and was enucleated. Apicoectomy was done and the hollow cavity was filled with platelet rich fibrin. A postoperative CBCT was done 2 years later to assess the healing. Specific situations, both pre- and postoperatively, where the understanding of spatial relationships afforded by CBCT facilitates diagnosis, influences treatment and assess healing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cone beam computed tomography; cone beam computed tomography periapical index score; cyst healing; digital follow-up; mineral trioxide aggregate; platelet rich fibrin; radicular cyst.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 09:33
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 09:33

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