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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2015, 3(3), 52-55
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-3-3-3
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Nasopalatine Duct cyst: A Clinical Deception

Karthikeya Patil1, , Mahima V G1 and S Shreenivas1

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, India

Pub. Date: April 07, 2015

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Karthikeya Patil, Mahima V G and S Shreenivas. Nasopalatine Duct cyst: A Clinical Deception. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2015; 3(3):52-55. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-3-3-3


The nasopalatine cyst is the most frequently occurring developmental, non- odontogenic epithelial cyst of the oral cavity that usually occurs in the maxilla. These cysts are usually asymptomatic unless they are secondarily infected. Symptomatic lesions can be associated with pain and swelling. Radiographically, it appears as a well-defined oval, round or Heart shaped radiolucency located in the midline of maxilla. The treatment of choice is complete enucleation of cyst with its lining. Histopathology shows a mixture of stratified non-Keratinized with pseudostratifiedepithelium. Here we report a rare case of Nasopalatine cyst in a 30 year old female patient found incidentally on routine clinical examination.

Nasopalatine duct cyst Heart-shaped Non-odontogenic Maxilla Pseudostratifiedepithelium Epithelial remnants Enucleation

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