[The "globulomaxillary cyst" a specific entity or a myth?]

Häring, Philipp; Filippi, Andreas; Bornstein, Michael M; Altermatt, Hans Jörg; Buser, Daniel; Lambrecht, J Thomas (2006). [The "globulomaxillary cyst" a specific entity or a myth?]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 116(4), pp. 380-97. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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The following review investigates the term and concept of the globulomaxillary cyst as a correct clinico-pathological diagnosis to describe a so-called fissural cyst said to be caused by epithelial entrapment between the nasal and maxillary process. After analyzing the available literature it has to be concluded that neither from an embryologic nor from a clinical or pathohistological standpoint the term globulomaxillary cyst represents a real entity by itself. Therefore, globulomaxillary cysts have to be diagnosed alternatively after a thorough clinical, radiological and histological examination as other odontogenic cysts like dentigerous cysts or odontogenic keratocysts, odontogenic tumors like ameloblastoma, central giant cell tumors, solitary bone cysts, etc.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

UniBE Contributor:

Bornstein, Michael




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:51

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21602 (FactScience: 8279)

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