Scientific article
Case report

Upper lip swelling caused by a large dentigerous cyst

Published inEuropean archives of oto-rhino-laryngology, vol. 262, no. 3, p. 246-249
Publication date2005

Swelling of the upper lip can result from various diseases such as salivary tumors, infectious and inflammatory diseases and cysts. Among the latter, dentigerous cysts, typically involving unerupted teeth, are sometimes associated with supernumerary teeth in the maxillary anterior incisors region called the mesiodens. We report an unusual case of a large dentigerous cyst associated with an impacted mesiodens in a 42-year-old male who presented with a slow-growing swelling in the upper lip.

  • Adult
  • Dentigerous Cyst/etiology/pathology/surgery
  • Edema/etiology/pathology/surgery
  • Humans
  • Lip Diseases/etiology/pathology/surgery
  • Male
  • Maxilla
  • Tooth, Impacted/complications
Citation (ISO format)
SCOLOZZI, Paolo, LOMBARDI, Tommaso, RICHTER, Michel Willy. Upper lip swelling caused by a large dentigerous cyst. In: European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology, 2005, vol. 262, n° 3, p. 246–249. doi: 10.1007/s00405-004-0782-4
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ISSN of the journal0937-4477

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