X-ray sighns of jaws cysts

X-ray sighns of  jaws cysts

Arzhantsev A.P.

The article presents the x-ray characteristics of оdontogenic and nonodontogenic jaws cysts, taking into account the causes and frequency of occurrence.

Indirect x-ray signs allow for differential diagnosis between root cysts of small size and apical granulomas. Odontogenic and nonodontogenic cysts of considerable size may have similar x-ray pattern among themselves and with benign tumors. Therefore, in a number of clinical situations to conduct a differential diagnosis between these cavities is not possible

The objectivity of x-ray diagnostics of jaws cysts largely depends on the informativeness of the x-ray techniques used. Computed tomography is considered as an optimal technique for detecting jaws cysts of any localization. Common radiological techniques in dentistry have certain features of displaying jaws cysts, which reduce the reliability of the image.

I.M. Sechenov First

Moscow State Medical University

Moscow, Russia


Keywords: оdontogenic cysts, nonodontogenic cysts, jaw, x-ray diagnostics, orthopantomography, radiography, computed tomography.

Corresponding author:  Arzhantsev A.P., e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript


For citation: Arzhantsev A.P. X-ray sighns of  jaws cysts. REJR 2019; 9(2):17-29. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2019-9-2-17-29.


Received:        01.06.19 Accepted:       02.07.19