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.
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