Introduction. It can be difficult to differentiate simple bone cysts (SBCs) from true cysts in the jaw when these lesions appear unilocular. The present study reports the MR imaging of subjects with SBCs and describes the diagnostic value of the MRI findings. Materials and methods. Ten subjects with SBCs in the jaw were examined using MRI. T1- and T2-weighted images (T1W1, T2WI) were obtained, and contrast-enhanced images and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) were acquired. Results. In all cases, the contrast-enhanced TIWI acquired approximately 6 minutes after the administration of GdDTPA showed marked enhancement of the margin and slight enhancement of the inner part of the cyst cavity. In all cases, the time-signal intensity (SI) curves show a gradual increase in the SI until approximately 15 minutes after the administration of Gd-DTPA. These findings might not be observed on the DCE-MRIs of the other true cysts with epithelial lining that show no enhancement in a cavity. MRI, especially DCE-MRI, can provide useful information for distinguishing SBCs from other cysts.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery