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Imaging Sci Dent. 2018 Sep;48(3):223-226. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5624/isd.2018.48.3.223
Jadhav AB , Sarah SG , Cederberg R , Wagh A , Kiat-amnuay S .
Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX, USA. aniket.b.jadhav@uth.tmc.edu
Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX, USA.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Abstract

This report presents a case of cervical pneumatocysts as an incidental finding on cone-beam computed tomography. Pneumatocysts are gas-containing lesions of unknown etiology. They usually present in the ilium or sacrum, adjacent to the sacroiliac joint. In the literature, 21 case reports have described cervical pneumatocysts. Cervical pneumatocysts should be differentiated from other lesions, such as osteomyelitis, osteonecrosis, and neoplasms, as well as post-traumatic and post-surgical cases. Computed tomography, cone-beam computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging are appropriate tools to diagnose cervical pneumatocysts.

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