radicular cyst


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radicular cyst

[rə′dik·yə·lər ′sist]
(medicine)
A cyst arising from a granuloma of the root of a tooth. Also known as periapical cyst.
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Radicular cyst associated with a primary molar following pulp therapy: a case report.
Radicular cysts are odontogenic cysts which are derived from the inflammatory activation of epithelial root sheath residues (cell rests of Malassez) [Main, 1985].
Although this may be the case, the occurrence of radicular cysts in the primary dentition has been so poorly reported previously that they have been described as being a 'rare event' [Hill, 1978].