periodontal cyst meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    An epithelium-lined sac containing fluid; usually found at the apex of a pulp-involved tooth. The lateral type occurs less frequently along the side of the root.


  1. It is also known as periapical cyst, apical periodontal cyst, root end cyst or dental cyst.
  2. Today, most literature agree based on overwhelming evidence that the cyst is predominantly of tooth origin ( odontogenic ), demonstrating findings consistent with periapical cysts, odontogenic keratocysts or lateral periodontal cysts.

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