2016, Number 3
Rev Cubana Estomatol 2016; 53 (3)
Morales ND, Camacho OCG
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ABSTRACTThe aneurysmal bone cyst is defined as an expansive osteolytic lesion consisting of blood-filled spaces and divided by partitions of connective tissue, which contain bone tissue and giant cells channels. The objective is to present a rare case of an aneurysmal bone cyst in the region of the mandibular body. This is a case of a 39- year-old female who attended the outpatient Maxillofacial Surgery Service of General Calixto Garcia University Hospital due to an increased volume in right mandibular region and intense pain of a month, both in evolution. Radiographically, a unilocular radiolucent area with well-defined edges was detected; curettage of the cavity and histopathological examination of the lesion were performed, which reported the presence of an aneurysmal bone cyst. It is concluded that the aneurysmal bone cyst is most commonly presented in the long bones and in the region of the mandibular angle in the facial skeleton, so the presentation of this in the mandibular body is of interest.