Nasolabial cyst

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El Feky


Right alar base nasal painless swelling, with snoring for 5 years.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Right alar nasal soft tissue swelling, rounded and well circumscribed, with bulging into the right nasal cavity. The adjacent maxillary bone is not involved .

Case Discussion

This was proven to be a developmental nasolabial cyst.

Nasolabial or nasoalveolar cysts arise adjacent to bone at the root apex of the incisors just beneath the lip. Nasolabial cysts are primarily soft-tissue based. If large, they may scallop the adjacent bone.

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Case information

rID: 25322
Published: 19th Oct 2013
Last edited: 25th Feb 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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