Diagnosis: Solitary bone cyst
Solitary bone cyst is a nonodontogenic cavitary lesion of the bone that has been referred to in the literature by a multitude of names, including traumatic bone cyst, hemorrhagic cyst, extravasation cyst, unicameral bone cyst, simple bone cyst, and idiopathic bone cavity. These lesions, which represent approximately 1% of all jaw cysts, are found most commonly within the mandible, less commonly within the maxilla, and rarely in the zygoma.1,2 Usually presenting as an incidental finding on radiography, solitary bone cysts, in theory, are thought to arise as a result of traumatic injury.
Radiology Quiz Case 2: Diagnosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(7):686. doi:10.1001/archotol.138.7.686