History of the present illness

This is a 44-year-old old female who was seen by her general dentist on July 16, 2010 and was referred because of a radiolucent lesion noted on the panoramic radiograph. Teeth #s19-22 tested vital. This radiolucent area was approximately 2 x 2 cm in size and was located in the mandibular body, below teeth #s18, 19 and 20. There was a slight swelling over the buccal of teeth #s18, 19, and 20. The patient had no pain or any other symptoms. Her past medical history is otherwise unremarkable.

Figure 1 Photograph taken in July 2010 represents the corticated and multilocular radiolucency in the left posterior mandible between teeth #s 18 and 20.