Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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Kishor Patil
Senior lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, SMBT Dental College & Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India


Nasopalatine duct cyst is the most common developmental non-odontogenic cysts seen in the midline region of anterior maxilla. An epithelial remnant of the nasopalatine ducts remain in the incisive canal is the most common etiology. Nasopalatine duct cysts are generally asymptomatic and infrequently produce a swelling and associated pain in the anterior palate if secondarily infected. On radiograph it presents with a welldefined round, oval or heart shaped radiolucency. Histopathologically it shows non-keratinized epithelium typically with neurovascular bundles in the connective tissue capsule. Surgical enucleation is the treatment of choice. In the present case report clinical features, diagnosis and management of nasopalatine duct cyst in a 23-year-old male in the anterior maxillary palatal region is discussed.

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Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Sat 15, Aug 2020
Accepted: Wed 23, Sep 2020
Published: Fri 16, Oct 2020
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DOI: 10.31487/j.GSCR.2020.02.04