A diagnostic case involving an incisive canal cyst.


An incisive canal cyst was misdiagnosed as an endodontic lesion. The patient's chief complaint was pain on mastication with increasing intensity for the last 2 days. The single original periapical radiograph revealed a well-circumscribed radiolucency related to the apex of the maxillary right central incisor. The patient was referred with a request for endodontic therapy. A subsequent angled radiograph revealed an interroot location of the lesion, and pulp testing showed a normal response. The patient was then referred for surgical treatment. Following removal of the lesion, the histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of an incisive canal cyst. One-year follow-up showed complete healing and maintained tooth vitality, and the patient was asymptomatic.

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@article{Terry1989ADC, title={A diagnostic case involving an incisive canal cyst.}, author={Bruce R Terry and Omaira Bola{\~n}os}, journal={Journal of endodontics}, year={1989}, volume={15 11}, pages={559-62} }