Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Zygomatic Arch Causing Limited Mouth Opening

Authors

  • 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.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/1670

Keywords:

bone cysts, aneurysmal, zygoma

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.

 

Author Biographies

Breno Souza Benevides, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Hospital Batista Memorial, 2056 Padre Antonio Tomás Av, 60170311. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Master's candidate in Dental Clinic. Universidade Federal do Ceará

Mariana Canuto Melo de Sousa Lopes, Oral Pathology. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Faculdade de Odontologia, 949 Alexandre Baraúna St, 60430-160. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Master's candidate in Dental Clinic. Universidade Federal do Ceará

Bruno Souza Benevides, Family Physician. UECE - Universidade Estadual do Ceará. Doctorate in Collective Health. 1700 Dr. Silas Munguba Av. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Master in Public Health - UECE - Universidade Estadual do Ceará.

PhD Candidate in Collective Health - UECE - Universidade Estadual do Ceará.

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