Nasal dermoid

Case contributed by Michael Sargent


Midline cystic swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Child

A midline cystic lesion is seen above the level of the nose with central fat density, smooth wall and minimal underlying calvarial scalloping.


Ultrasound of the lesion shows homogeneous hyperechoic content with no internal vascularity with color Doppler.

Case Discussion

Small midline nasal dermoid in a young child - note the fat density on CT distinguishing it from a nasal epidermoid

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