Research Article| Volume 14, ISSUE 9, P1104-1108, September 1961

Periodontal cysts

An analysis of over 500 cysts
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        1. Over a period of eight years the roentgenograms of 508 patients with cysts were examined. Eleven patients had two cysts and one had three, making a total of 521 cysts. Clinical, operative, and histopathology records were also examined.
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        2. It was found impossible to establish the duration of these cysts.
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        3. The maxilla was involved in 374 cysts and the mandible in 147 cysts, a ratio of 7:3. One hundred eighty-three cysts (35 per cent) arose from one tooth, the maxillary lateral incisor.
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        4. The average age of the patients on examination was 37 years.
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        5. Thirty per cent of the patients were between 21 and 30 years of age.
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        • Stafne E.C.
        • Milhon J.A.
        Periodontal Cysts.
        J. Oral Surg. 1945; 3: 102