Maxillofacial Radiology 196




multilocular/ honeycomb, ressure-equalisation


A healthy,12-year-old female patient, presented with an anterior open bite requesting orthodontic treatment. A panoramic radiograph was requested for treatment planning (Figure 1). An incidental finding of well-defined multilocular radiolucencies were detected superimposed over the right ramus and middle cranial fossa region. The patient was asymptomatic with no clinical signs of facial asymmetry. A cone-beam computerised tomography (CBCT) scan was requested to exclude any occult pathology (Figure 2).


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Author Biography

C Smit, Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretori


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How to Cite

Smit, C. ., & Uys, A. . (2022). Maxillofacial Radiology 196. South African Dental Journal, 77(01), 37–38.