Journal of Oral Science
Online ISSN : 1880-4926
Print ISSN : 1343-4934
ISSN-L : 1343-4934
Case Report
Unusual presentation of active implant periapical lesions: a report of two cases
Guilherme C. SilvaDavidson R. F. OliveiraTainah C. VieiraCláudia S. MagalhãesAllyson N. Moreira
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2010 Volume 52 Issue 3 Pages 491-494


Active implant periapical lesion (IPL) is a rare lesion which has been reported as one of the causes of dental implant failures. Usually, an affected implant shows radiolucency in the apical area, while remaining clinically stable. IPL is often accompanied by symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and fistulation. In this paper, we describe two cases of IPL with very unusual findings which led to implant failure. A large IPL associated with an inflammatory cyst in the anterior maxilla, and a mandibular IPL resulting in an extra-oral fistula are presented. The etiology and treatment approaches for IPL are discussed. (J Oral Sci 52, 491-494, 2010)

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