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Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Common Lesion with Uncommon Presentation in a Young Girl

Shivani S Desai, Sanika Kulkarni, Jaydeep N Pol, Dipti Patil

Keywords : Asymptomatic, Nasopalatine, Nonodontogenic

Citation Information : Desai SS, Kulkarni S, Pol JN, Patil D. Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Common Lesion with Uncommon Presentation in a Young Girl. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (1):33-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0090

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Nasopalatine cysts are the nonodontogenic developmental cysts. These are most frequently occurring asymptomatic cysts in the oral cavity and are commonly observed as a swelling in the anterior maxillary region. Nasopalatine duct cyst presents in the fourth to sixth decades of life with a male predilection. The main aim of this case study is to review the prevalence, epidemiology, and clinical presentation, to describe the radiographic and pathological findings, and to discuss surgical management of this entity in an 11-year-old female patient.

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