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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Cone beam computer tomography a crossway in diagnosis of nasopalatine cyst - A case report

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Case Report

Author Details : Astha Shrivastava*, Jaideep Sur, Fatima Khan, Swati Prasad, Sucharita Roy

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 15-18


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Cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) is an advance imaging modality which is very useful for detection of the three dimensional structure or deformity affecting oral and the maxillofacial region and an ideal imaging modality for cystic lesion.1 Nasopalatine cyst is a developmental, epithelial, non-neoplastic cyst that is considered to be the most common non-odontogenic cyst affecting the maxillofacial region.2 These are asymptomatic constituting regular radiological findings, although sometimes patients may report pain due to the compression of structures adjacent to the cyst, it appears as a well-corticated, round or pear shaped radiolucency circumscribed to the maxillary inter incisal region at the midline.2,3 Presenting a case of 29 year male patient who has reported to the department with a chief complain of oozing purulent material from anterior region of palate, which was diagnosed as nasopalatine cyst with the help of CBCT surgical correction was done, with satisfactory healing of lesion in CBCT on 10th month follow up.

Keywords: Cone beam computer tomography, Nasopalatine cyst.

How to cite : Shrivastava A, Sur J, Khan F, Prasad S, Roy S, Cone beam computer tomography a crossway in diagnosis of nasopalatine cyst - A case report. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2019;5(1):15-18

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