Periapical granuloma refers to a localized mass-like region of chronic granulation tissue in relation to teeth formed in response to infection. It often results in relation to chronic apical periodontitis.
The name of this condition is a misnomer as they are not true granulomas: no granulomatous inflammation is found.
They contain granulation tissues, cell infiltrates and a fibrous capsule.
Periapical granulomas may have higher attenuation value than periapical cysts.
- periapical radiolucency - teeth