Panoramic radiograph demonstrated a large and destructive radiolucency of the left posterior maxilla. Teeth #s 12 and 13 show evidence of resorption. The lesion involves the maxillary sinus and is displacing teeth (Figure 1). Clinical examination revealed a large swelling expanding the buccal and palatal bone in the area; it also revealed the mobility of teeth #s 12-14.
Figure 1Panoramic view at first presentation demonstrating large unilocular radiolucency of the left posterior maxilla, displacing and resorbing teeth and extending into the maxillary.