Mandible / maxilla
Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions
Simple bone cyst

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 8 February 2019

Copyright: 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Simple bone cyst [title] jaw

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: simple bone cyst. website. Accessed August 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Young patients
  • 50% have history of trauma
  • May be jaw counterpart of solitary bone cyst
Radiology description
  • Sharply outlined radiolucent mass with thin shell of remaining bone
  • Thorough curettage
  • Rarely recurs
Gross description
  • Body or symphyseal area of mandible, large, intraosseous lesion
  • Usually solitary
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by fibrovascular tissue, no epithelial lining
  • Occasional hemosiderin laden macrophages and osteoclast-like giant cells
Differential diagnosis
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