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Diseases of Nose and Septum

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All are true about nasolabial cysts except: (AIIMS Nov 08)



A They are B/L

B They present in adults

C Derived from odontogenic epithelium

D Strong female predilection

Ans. C Derived from odontogenic epithelium

Ref. http://www.maxillofacialcentre.com./Bondbooklsoftissue/nasolabialcyst.html#introduction;

Nasolabial Cysts/Nasoalveolar Cyst/Klestadt's Cyst

It is a rare non odontogenic cyst which originates from epithelial entrapment in the line of fusion between maxillary and median nasal elevation.

Female »Male

Bilateral in approximately 10% of all cases.

Usually present in 4th and 5th decades of life.

It lies on the bone and causes an excavation. It is closely attached to floor of the nose.

It presents as a smooth and soft bulge in the lateral wall and floor of vestibule anterior to inferior turbinate.

Large cyst obliterates the alar facial fold (nasolabial sulcus).

Treatment is by surgical excision using sublabial approach.

Note

Globulomaxillary cyst arise at the junction of the primitive palate and palatine process in the alveolaolar process between lateral incisor and canine teeth.

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