To establish the frequency and characteristics of dentigerous cysts associated with follicular sacs of impacted third molars extracted in the oral surgery clinics at the School of Dentistry at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Quantitative study, a histopathological analysis of 30 follicular sacs of impacted third molars with hematoxylin-eosin staining was performed. 30 biopsies of follicular sacs of upper and lower third molars corresponding to 21 patients aged between 17 and 36 years (mean: 25.3) were analyzed. Of the sacs studied 25 (83.3%) were diagnosed as dentigerous cysts and 5 (16.7%) as follicular sacs, with the diagnosis of dentigerous cysts being more frequent in the mandibular area. The follicular sac associated with impacted third molars has a high capacity to develop cystic odontogenic pathology, being the most frequent the dentigerous cyst with a predilection for the anatomical location in the mandible.
KEY WORDS: pathology, dental follicle, dentigerous cyst, third molar, impacted tooth.
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CALDERÓN-PEÑA, J. A.; FAJARDO-ORTIZ, L. V.; RUEDA-JIMÉNEZ, A. & PEÑA-VEGA, C. P. Dentigerous cysts associated with pathological follicular sacs of impacted third molars. Int. J. Odontostomat., 16(4):552-557, 2022.