Mahita VN

Department of Dental Anatomy and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Basic Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Taif University, Al-Hawiyah, Taif-21944, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Publications

  • Original Article   
    Quantification and Localization of Mast Cells in Periapical Lesions
    Author(s): Mahita VN, Manjunatha BS*, Shah R, Astekar M, Purohit S and Kovvuru S

    Background: Periapical lesions occur in response to chronic irritation in periapical tissue, generally resulting from an infected root canal. Specific etiological agents of induction, participating cell population and growth factors associated with maintenance and resolution of periapical lesions are incompletely understood. Among the cells found in periapical lesions, mast cells have been implicated in the inflammatory mechanism. Aim: Quantifications and the possible role played by mast cells in the periapical granuloma and radicular cyst. Hence, this study is to emphasize the presence (localization) and quantification of mast cells in periapical granuloma and radicular cyst. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 cases and out of which 15 of periapical granuloma and 15 radicular cyst, each along with the case details from the previously diagnosed cases in the department of oral pathol.. Read More»

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