Multilocular Radicular Cyst – A Common Pathology with Uncommon Radiological Appearance ZD13-ZD15
Dr. Peeyush Shivhare,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital,
Visnagar - 384315, Gujarat, India.
Radicular cyst is the most common odontogenic cyst of inflammatory origin. It is almost all the times associated with pulpal necrosis leading to inflamed periapical tissues. The cyst is usually asymptomatic unless infected. Radiographically, it presents as a well defined unilocular radiolucency. Although, multilocular radiolucent radicular cysts have also been reported, which is extremely rare and there are very few reported cases. Here, we present a rare case of radicular cyst periapical to the first molar of third quadrant, presenting clinically as a painless, bony hard swelling and radiographically presented as a multilocular radiolucency.