Aneurysmal bone cyst of mandibular condyle: A case report and review of the literature

Yehuda Zadik*, Alper Aktaş, Scott Drucker, Dorrit W. Nitzan

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An aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) in the right mandibular condyle and ramus of a 37-year-old woman was surgically resected and immediately reconstructed with a costochondral graft. She was followed up for 5 years. A review of the 10 cases of condylar-ABC available in the literature revealed mean age of 16.8 (±7.6) years, with equal distribution between men and women. In all cases symptoms included swelling and asymmetry, while temporomandibular disorder/dysfunction symptoms were reported in 50%. Parasthesia was not reported, except for self-limited postoperative neuropathy. Curettage or resection was employed equally and recurrence rates were 60% after curettage, 20% after resection; which are higher than reported in non-condylar-ABC's. All recurrences occurred within 12 months. Thus close post-operative follow up, for at least 12 months, is warranted.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)e243-e248
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Mandibular condyle
  • Oral pathology
  • Temporomandibular disorder
  • Temporomandibular joint


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