The Traumatic Etiology Hypothesis of Traumatic Bone Cyst: Overview and Report of a Case
Ahmed S Salem*, Ehab Abdelfadil, Samah I Mourad and Fouad Al-Belasy
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ahmed S Salem
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 23, 2013; Accepted Date: April 24, 2013; Published Date: April 27, 2013
Citation: Salem AS, Abdelfadil E, Mourad SI, Al-Belasy F (2013) The Traumatic Etiology Hypothesis of Traumatic Bone Cyst: Overview and Report of a Case. J Oral Hyg Health 1:101. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000101
Copyright: © 2013 Salem AS 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.
The Traumatic Bone Cyst (TBC) is an uncommon intraosseous non-neoplastic lesion of the jaws that almost affects patients in the second decade of life. The literature is replete with a multitude of names that refer to this lesion; underscoring ignorance of its etiopathogenesis. We present an overview of TBC and report a case that further corroborates one of its proposed etiologic hypotheses. The patient was a young male whose mandible was the jaw affected. The lesion was asymptomatic and discovered on routine radiographic examination. At operation, the bony cavity was seen almost empty and the scant material available for histological examination showed features consistent with the definitive diagnosis of the lesion.