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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Apr;37(2):133-136. Korean. Case Report.
Jang CS , Kim JW , Yang SB , Yim JH , Kim JY , Yang BE .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Anyang, Korea.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology, Graduate School of Clinical Dentistry, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.

Cystic lesions on the jaws with expansion can invade the adjacent anatomical structure, infiltrate and expand the jaws, cause facial deformity, etc. There is great potential for pathologic fractures after cyst enucleation, and damage to the major structures like the nerve, artery. For these reasons, marsupialization and decompression are commonly used to reduce the cystic size. In 1947, Thomas first mentioned decompression that reduces the osmotic pressure in a cyst by making a hole in the cyst and insert a drain. In our cases, a large sized cystic lesion was treated with a specific device made from an orthodontic band and spinal needle. This device is easy and effective for applications and self irrigation.

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