Brazilian Dental Journal
versão impressa ISSN 0103-6440
ALEMAN NAVAS, Ramón Manuel et al. Congenital eruption cyst: a case report. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.3, pp. 259-262. ISSN 0103-6440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402010000300015.
Congenital pathologies are those existing at or dating from birth. Occurrence of congenital cystic lesions in the oral cavity is uncommon in neonates. Eruption cyst (EC) is listed among these unusual lesions. It occurs within the mucosa overlying teeth that are about to erupt and, according to the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of epithelial cysts of the jaws, EC is a separate entity. This paper presents a case of congenital EC successfully managed by close monitoring of the lesion, without any surgical procedure or tooth extraction. Eruption of the teeth involved, primary central incisors, occurred at the fourth month of age. During this time neither the child nor mother had any complication such as pain on sucking, refusal to feed, airway obstruction, or aspiration of fluids or teeth.
Palavras-chave : congenital; eruption cyst; primary teeth; children.