Buccal bifurcation cyst-mimicking a periodontal abscess


Author(s): Shalini Kapoor

Buccal Bifurcation Cyst (BBC) is a rare inflammatory odontogenic cyst that typically occurs at the buccal region of the first or second mandibular molars in younger patients. We report a rare case, of buccal bifurcation cyst mimicking a periodontal abscess in a 13-year-old female who complained of pus discharge from the right mandibular first molar region and was irresponsive to periodontal therapy. Treatment was done by simple enucleation without extraction of teeth. The patient has been under follow-up for about 2 years showing the normal bone repair. Although the BBC is uncommon, it is important for clinicians to recognize this entity, which will aid in early diagnosis and proper patient management.

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  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Skowronska-Gardas

    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology Center-Institute (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Serban-Dan Costa

    Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of the University of Otto von Guericke (Magdeburg, Germany)