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

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 June 2018, last major update November 2013

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: simple bone cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mandiblemaxillasimplebonecyst.html. Accessed July 22nd, 2018.
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
Treatment
  • 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