Bilateral Postoperative Maxillary Cyst: A Case Report
Luis D Gonzalez* and Julio Guzman
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Luis D Gonzalez
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine
San Juan 365067, Puerto Rico, USA
Received Date: February 16, 2016; Accepted Date: January 22, 2017; Published Date: January 26, 2017
Citation: Gonzalez LD, Guzman J (2017) Bilateral Postoperative Maxillary Cyst: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 7:920. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000920
Copyright: © 2017 Gonzalez LD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A postoperative maxillary cyst (POMC) is a benign lesion arising from trauma or surgery involving the midface, specifically the maxillary antrum, as a late complication. It is usually locally aggressive, and accounts for approximately 20% of the lesions seen in Japanese patients undergoing extensive maxillary sinus surgery. According to the available literature, the insertion of mucosal cells between the bony edges of a fracture or osteotomy may result in the cystic degeneration that precedes this type of lesion. The clinical and histological characteristics of a POMC are often mixed, with fibrous connective and myofibroblastic tissue in the surrounding anatomy, which could make the diagnosis difficult or misleading.