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Title: Nasopalatine duct cyst: report of 22 cases and review of the literature
Author: Escoda Francolí, Jaume
Almendros-Marqués, Nieves
Berini Aytés, Leonardo
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Paladar
Cèl·lules epitelials
Epithelial cells
Cysts (Pathology)
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2008
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Objectives: Nasopalatine duct cysts (NPDCs) are the most common developmental, epithelial and non-odontogenic cysts of the maxillae. The present study describes the clinicopathological characteristics of 22 NPDCs and discusses their etiology, incidence, treatment and prognosis, with a review of the literature on the subject. Study design: A retrospective observational study was made comprising a period of 36 years (1970-2006), and yielding a series of 22 patients with histopathological confirmation of NPDC. Surgical treatment was carried out under local anesthesia and comprised the dissection and removal of the cyst adopting a usually palatine approach, with the preparation of an enveloping flap from 1.4 to 2.4. Results: No statistically significant correlation was observed between the size of the lesion and patient age, although the size of the cyst differed according to patient gender, with a mean NPDC diameter of 16 mm in males and 12 mm in females. In no case did we observe root reabsorption or loss of vitality of the upper incisors following surgery. The X-ray image was rounded in 15 cases and heart-shaped in the remaining 7 cases. In the majority of cases panoramic X-rays and periapical and occlusal X-rays sufficed to identify the lesion, though computed tomography was used in cases of doubt. Conclusions: The etiology of NPDC is unclear. Simple surgical resection is recommended, followed by clinical and radiological control to ensure correct resolution of the case.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2008, vol. 13, num. 7, p. 438-443
ISSN: 1698-4447
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