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nasolabial cyst

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Definition: Nasolabial cysts are rare non-odontogenic cysts that occur beneath the ala nasi.

The debate about their complicated, unique pathogenesis continues. It is widely accepted that these lesions originate from the anlage of the nasolacrimal duct; however, some still think that nasolabial cysts arise from fissural cysts.

Association

- unilateral cleft lip and palate (#18538544#)

References

- Aikawa T, Iida S, Fukuda Y, Nakano Y, Ota Y, Takao K, Kogo M. Nasolabial cyst in a patient with cleft lip and palate. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Jun 5. PMID: #18538544#