dentigerous


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dentigerous

[den′tij·ə·rəs]
(biology)
Having teeth or toothlike structures.
References in periodicals archive ?
Large erupted complex odontoma with dentigerous cyst.
Dentigerous cysts affect the roots of the teeth (radicular cysts).
Impacted teeth may lead to common complications like carious lesions of the impacted or adjacent tooth, periapical infection, periodontal disease and pathology like cyst and tumor.9 Common odontogenic cysts and tumors include dentigerous cyst, calcifying odontogenic cyst, ameloblastoma, adenomatoid odontogenic tumor, odontogenic keratocyst, calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor, and odontoma.10 Review of literature states that cystic or neoplastic lesions are seen in 16% of impacted teeth and is most common finding during the second and third decades of life.11 The most frequent lesion associated with impacted teeth is the dentigerous cyst.12
It is sometimes indistinguishable from a dentigerous cyst.
Dentigerous cysts are odontogenic cysts that are associated with the crowns of unerupted teeth.These cysts are termed dentigerous, which means "containing tooth," and this is the character description of the cyst.
A clinicopathological study of 338 dentigerous cysts.
Rajendran, "Syndecan-1 (CD 138) surface expression marks cell type and differentiation in ameloblastoma, keratocystic odontogenic tumor, and dentigerous cyst," Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, vol.
The differential diagnosis of AOT from other lesions similar to AOT (e.g., dentigerous cyst, keratocyst odontogenic tumors, unicystic ameloblastoma, and calcifying cystic odontogenic tumors) in radiographic findings may be difficult.
Dentigerous cyst and odontogenic keratocyst may possibly be the clinical differential diagnosis considering the age, site, size, and extent of the swelling.
They tend to present a decade earlier than conventional ameloblastoma and radiographs often show a unilocular, well-demarcated radiolucency that surrounds the crown of the unerupted tooth, resembling dentigerous cysts (Figure 3).