[The nasopalatine duct cyst--epidemiology, diagnosis and therapy]

Suter, Valérie G A; Altermatt, Hans Jörg; Voegelin, Thomas C; Bornstein, Michael M (2007). [The nasopalatine duct cyst--epidemiology, diagnosis and therapy]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 117(8), pp. 824-39. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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The nasopalatine duct cyst is the most frequent nonodontogenic cyst of the jaws. The cyst originates from epithelial remanents from the nasopalatine duct. The cells may be activated spontaneously during life, or are eventually stimulated by the irritating action of various agents (infection, etc.). Generally, patients present without clinical signs and symptoms. Therefore, the tentative diagnosis "nasopalatine duct cyst" is often based on a coincidental radiological finding on a routine panoramic view or occlusal radiograph. The definite diagnosis should be based on clinical, radiological and histopathologic findings. The therapy of nasopalatine duct cysts consists of an enucleation of the cystic tissue, only in rare cases a marsupialization needs to be performed. The present review of the literature presents and discusses the epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic work-up, differential diagnostic aspects, histopatholgy, and therapeutic strategies for nasopalatine duct cysts.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

UniBE Contributor:

Suter, Valérie and Bornstein, Michael




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23147 (FactScience: 39923)

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