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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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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