Chronic hematic cyst of the temporomandibular joint

ORHAN K., Nishiyama H., Mitsunobu K., Furukawa S., DELİLBAŞI B. Ç.

Saudi Medical Journal, vol.26, no.8, pp.1283-1285, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Saudi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1283-1285
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Hematic cyst refers to accumulation of blood or blood breakdown products in a non epithelium-lined fibrous tissue capsule. Hepatic cyst is a term often used for deeply placed, incompletely resorbed hematoma (hemorrhagic cyst), which may remain unchanged and unidentified for long periods of time. Trauma is the major causative factor, although it is often vague or totally uncalled by the patient. Chronic hematic cysts are uncommon lesions those can present diagnostic challenge. In this article we report a first case of a chronic hematic cyst of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).