Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Zygomatic Arch Causing Limited Mouth Opening

  • Breno Souza Benevides Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Hospital Batista Memorial, 2056 Padre Antonio Tomás Av, 60170311. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • José Maria Sampaio Menezes Junior Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia, 20 Barão do Rio Branco St, 60025-060. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Marcelo Esmeraldo Holanda Head and Neck Surgeon. Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia, 20 Barão do Rio Branco St, 60025-060. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Mariana Canuto Melo de Sousa Lopes Oral Pathology. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Faculdade de Odontologia, 949 Alexandre Baraúna St, 60430-160. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Fabrício Bitu Sousa Oral Pathologist. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Faculdade de Odontologia, 949 Alexandre Baraúna St, 60430-160. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Cauby Maia Chaves Junior Orthodontics. Universidade Federaldo Ceará, Faculdade de Odontologia, 949 Alexandre Baraúna St, 60430-160. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista Laboratory of Design and Scientific Writing. Community Health Department, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, 821 Príncipede Gales Avenue, 09060-650. Santo André, SP, Brazil
  • Bruno Souza Benevides Family Physician. UECE - Universidade Estadual do Ceará. Doctorate in Collective Health. 1700 Dr. Silas Munguba Av. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Abstract

The Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (ABC) is an expansive osteolytic, radiolucent, multilocular, excentric, origin-dismissed lesion consisting of spaces filled with blood in any segment of the skeleton, being most frequently encountered in the diaphysis of the long bones or spinal cord. It may occur as distinct clinic-pathologic entity or as pathophysiologic alteration of a preexisting lesion, like giant-cells lesion, fibrous dysplasia, ossifying fibroma, osteoblastoma, epiphysary chondroblastoma and even malignant lesions as osteossarcoma. This paper reports a rare case of ABC in the zygomatic arch of a young female patient who presented facial asymmetry and progressive limitant mouth opening, treated by ressective surgical procedure and discusses the clinical, imaginological, histological and treatment features of this pathology.

 

Published
Apr 12, 2015
How to Cite
BENEVIDES, Breno Souza et al. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Zygomatic Arch Causing Limited Mouth Opening. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, apr. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1072>. Date accessed: 19 june 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1670.
Section
Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

Keywords

bone cysts, aneurysmal, zygoma