A comparative study of odontogenic keratocysts associated with and not associated with an impacted mandibular third molar

Goichi Tsukamoto, Takahide Makino, Takeshi Kikuchi, Koji Kishimoto, Akiyoshi Nishiyama, Akira Sasaki, Tomohiro Matsumura

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Abstract

Objective. The purpose of this study was to compare odontogenic keratocysts associated with and not associated with an impacted mandibular third molar. Study design. Panoramic radiographs of odontogenic keratocysts associated with impacted mandibular third molars (15 cysts, associated group) were compared with radiographs of odontogenic keratocysts not associated with impacted mandibular third molars (25 cysts, nonassociated group). The radiographic images were analyzed with reference to the patients' age and sex. Results. The mean age of patients in the associated group was lower than that of patients in the nonassociated group. The mean area of the cysts in the associated group was larger than that of those in the nonassociated group. The patients' ages did not significantly correlate to the areas of either kind of cyst. Conclusions. The odontogenic keratocysts in the associated group had a tendency toward rapid growth in the patients' youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalOral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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