Mandibular buccal bifurcation cyst: Enucleation without extraction

I. Shohat, Amos Buchner*, S. Taicher

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The mandibular buccal bifurcation cyst (MBBC) is a cystic lesion, which occurs on the buccal surface of the permanent mandibular first molar in children around 6-8 years old. Treatment of the cyst has been controversial: extraction of the involved tooth and enucleation of the cyst, or only enucleation, without extraction. The aim of this article is to familiarize oral and maxillofacial surgeons with this entity and the appropriate treatment approach. The diagnostic features of MBBC are described and the treatment approach in five patients with a total of seven cysts is presented. Two cases were identified in identical twins. Enucleation of the cyst without extraction of the involved tooth is the treatment of choice when the available data and experience in treating MBBC are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-613
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003


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