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What percentage of dentigerous cysts are cancerous?


CT scan found atypical, possible dentigerous cyst in the maxillary sinus.
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Dentigerous cyst = Follicular cyst :
It's a benign entity , but some kind of tumors can arise from this cysts ( unusually - but the exact percent is not demonstrated in our text ) :
Odontogenic tumors, such as the ameloblastoma, occasionally arise from the lining of the follicular cyst . Less common but of importance is the occurrence of epidermoid carcinoma arising from the lining of a follicular cyst or of mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from the mucous glands within the wall of the cyst.  (+ info)

When doctor says dentigerous cyst is "atypical" what do they mean?


The definition of "atypical" is irregular or unusual.

This is how the World Health Organization (WHO) grades tumors.
Grade I is benign, slow growing
Grades II and III are atypical, aggressive growth
Grade IV is malignant  (+ info)

dentigerous cyst question?


I recently had an upper (small) wisdom tooth removed and when it came out it turned out that I had a dentigerous cyst that had formed because there was another larger wisdom tooth unerupted higher in the gum which showed up only on X-ray. So I had the smaller wisdom tooth removed by my general dentist but because of the extra wisdom tooth on the same side (upper right) and because of the cyst He has referred me to the hospital oral department.

My question is has anyone else had this type of cyst caused by a wisdom tooth impaction ?
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That is a common presentation for a dentigerous cyst.  (+ info)

Dentigerous cyst question?


I recently had an upper (small) wisdom tooth removed and when it came out it turned out that I had a dentigerous cyst that had formed because there was another larger wisdom tooth unerupted higher in the gum which showed up only on X-ray. So I had the smaller wisdom tooth removed by my general dentist but because of the extra wisdom tooth on the same side (upper right) and because of the cyst He has referred me to the hospital oral department.

My question is has anyone else had this type of cyst caused by a wisdom tooth impaction and what was your outcome ?
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This is most common type of developmental odontogenic cyst. It is most common around lower wisdom teeth but does occur around uppers as well. They almost never happen around baby teeth, I think the other person was referring to an eruption cyst which happens to baby teeth. Removing the cyst and tooth is recommended because it is likely to keep growing. Prognosis is excellent...they seldom come back. This should be a relatively simple procedure for an oral surgeon. Good luck.  (+ info)

Dentigerous Cyst concern.?


I have read on the internet that dentigerous cysts are fairly common and that they rarely lead to cancerous tumours.

I had an upper wisdom tooth removed last week. It was only a small one but as the dentist removed it he informed me that I had a "small" dentigerous cyst in that area. After having a panoramic X-ray taken, it turned out that there was another larger wisdom tooth higher up on the same side as the one he removed (i.e. I have 5 in total !).

I wondered if anyone else has had this type of dental cyst before and what the outcome was
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Many people have cysts and they can rarely become cancerous. In general it is safe to watch the cyst, but if it grows on the x-ray you should consider having it removed at that point. Most of the time we just yearly take a picture of the area (which insurance may not cover a panoramic x-ray once every 3-5 years so you may have to pay). Compare it to last years, if it grows time to have it removed. If there is no change it is probably fine and can continue being watched. Other changes like pain in the area may require removal. Lastly, ask your surgeon if he had the tumor tested and if cancerous or precancerous cells were present. If they were you might want to go ahead and have the last removed. Once removed there should be no complications unless it has spread to a different area. This is highly unlikely b/c the tumor is usually removed before there is a chance.  (+ info)

How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?


A 4 cm ovarian cyst exists while on either birth control pills, or nuvaring. The doctor says it is a follicular cyst, yet all my research shows that hormones prevent and shrink ovarian cysts.
Pelvic pain/pressure has existed for several years, and many tests and procedures show nothing other than 1 cm fibroid & the cyst.
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i was on the patch when i had my first cyst it was 5.5cm, the patch was hormonal, so i would say yes, after getting off the birth control it went down to 2.5cm.
hope this helps, and good luck!  (+ info)

I have an ovarian cyst and tiny breast cysts. Is there anyway I can balance my hormones and get rid of them?


I have a cyst in each of my ovary. My periods are regular and I dont have much pms. Also, I do not have thyroid problem. I want to know some natural home remedies to help balance my hormones. I think they whacked out because of stress.
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Hello, it sounds like you may have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom). The symtoms that you are describing are symptoms of PCOS: Ovarian cysts & hormone imbalance. Some other symtoms (not sure if you have them) are: trouble losing weight, some hair loss, darker hair growth on face and / or arms, and sometimes irregular periods, also infertility or trouble conceiving. Doctors will usually prescibe a diabetic medication called Metformin for treating PCOS because in a lot of cases people w/ this develope Diabetes later on. The medication can assist in weight loss. Weight loss is the key to balancing your hormones and putting these symptoms at bay. You should talk to your doctor. Hope this might help.  (+ info)

Have a cyst on my left ovary that is 6 cm, will I need laparoscopy or laparotomy?


I am 24 years old and have been on birth control for last two years and this is my first cyst. Causes pain during intercourse and physical exam. What are the chances I will need a laparotomy and not a laparoscop?
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removing a cyst from the ovary is not done by an invasive technique (laparotomy), usually, unless there is some complications. ovarian cysts are removed by laparoscopy, where the examination can be done with the laparoscope, and then the surgical procedure also done at the same time.  (+ info)

How can I get direct heat on a sebaceous cyst inside the ear?


My husband has a sebaceous cyst in his ear canal, and I'd like to try using heat to treat it. How can I get DIRECT heat on the cyst specifically? I can use a heating pad, but I'm thinking "concentrated" heat right on the cyst. Any ideas?
He has been seen by an ear doctor, and will have the cyst removed next month under General Anesthesia, but if I can maybe avoid this by home treatment, I'd like to.
Thanks.
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how about using a blow dryer on low heat? sometimes its recommended for ear aches  (+ info)

Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above someone’s’ eyebrow?


About 18 months ago I had a sebaceous cyst removed just on my solar plexus, however, I have something that feels like a sebaceous cyst above my eyebrow. However, with the sebaceous cyst on my chest, I had it surgically removed with a local anaesthetic. My question is; can I have one removed if it develops above my eyebrow?
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You can certainly have it removed - you may well be able to have it removed under local anaesthetic - go, see your doc before the little critter gets a big critter|!  (+ info)

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