Nasopalatine duct cyst

Case contributed by Dr Katia Kaplan-List


Asymptomatic 59 year old male.

Patient Data

Age: 59
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined 1.5 cm cystic focus in the anterior maxilla with heterogeneous signal characteristics (intermediate T1 and T2 posteriorly) with thin rim enhancement consistent with a nasopalatine duct cyst. 

Case Discussion

Nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC), also known as incisive canal cyst, a developmental cyst, is the most common non-odontogenic cyst. It is believed to arise from epithelial remnants of the nasopalatine duct, the communication between the nasal cavity and anterior maxilla in the developing fetus. 

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Case information

rID: 41963
Published: 2nd Jan 2016
Last edited: 3rd Jan 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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