radicular / periapical cyst


How was that missed? (Periapical / Radicular cyst) 2

Being that the two previous posts on radiographic entities either looked over or misdiagnosed created quite a few comments and questions, I have decided to make this a more regular series.  The plan (as of now) is to post once a month on the first Wednesday of the month.  This […]


Case of the Week: Rarefying osteitis (abscess, cyst and/or granuloma) 3

This week I am going to show several examples of rarefying osteitis (sometimes referred to as apical rarefying osteitis when positioned at the apex).  Rarefying osteitis is a term that means ‘loss of bone due to inflammation’. I use this term when describing a radiolucent area at the apex of […]


Case of the Week: Radicular cyst

This week I have an example of a very large radicular cyst (sometimes referred to as a periapical cyst) that was encroaching on the maxillary sinus.  The patient presented with no symptoms during a new patient exam.  A pantomograph was made.  On the pantomograph, a well-defined ovoid radiolucent entity is […]