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Nasopalatine Duct Cyst
Kristine M. Mosier, DMD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC)
            • Synonyms

              • Incisive canal cyst
            • Definitions

              • Developmental cyst arising from nasopalatine duct
              • Most common nonodontogenic fissural cyst

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      • Reporting Tips

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Gohel A et al: Benign jaw lesions. Dent Clin North Am. 60(1):125-41, 2016
                                        2. Aparna M et al: A clinical report demonstrating the significance of distinguishing a nasopalatine duct cyst from a radicular cyst. BMJ Case Rep, 2014
                                        3. McCrea SJ: Nasopalatine duct cyst, a delayed complication to successful dental implant placement: diagnosis and surgical management. J Oral Implantol. 40(2):189-95, 2014
                                        4. Sane VD et al: Role of cone-beam computed tomography in diagnosis and management of nasopalatine duct cyst. J Craniofac Surg. 25(1):e92-4, 2014
                                        5. Sirotheau CorrĂȘa Pontes F et al: Nonendodontic lesions misdiagnosed as apical periodontitis lesions: series of case reports and review of literature. J Endod. 40(1):16-27, 2014
                                        6. Chapman MN et al: Periapical lucency around the tooth: radiologic evaluation and differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 33(1):E15-32, 2013
                                        7. Aldelaimi TN et al: Diagnosis and surgical management of nasopalatine duct cysts. J Craniofac Surg. 23(5):e472-4, 2012
                                        8. Cecchetti F et al: Prevalence, distribution, and differential diagnosis of nasopalatine duct cysts. Oral Implantol (Rome). 5(2-3):47-53, 2012
                                        9. Nelson BL et al: Nasopalatine duct cyst. Head Neck Pathol. 4(2):121-2, 2010
                                        10. Elliott KA et al: Diagnosis and surgical management of nasopalatine duct cysts. Laryngoscope. 114(8):1336-40, 2004
                                        11. Hisatomi M et al: MR imaging of epithelial cysts of the oral and maxillofacial region. Eur J Radiol. 48(2):178-82, 2003
                                        12. Swanson KS et al: Nasopalatine duct cyst: an analysis of 334 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 49(3):268-71, 1991
                                        13. Anneroth G et al: Nasopalatine duct cyst. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 15(5):572-80, 1986
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC)
                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Incisive canal cyst
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Developmental cyst arising from nasopalatine duct
                                                    • Most common nonodontogenic fissural cyst

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Gohel A et al: Benign jaw lesions. Dent Clin North Am. 60(1):125-41, 2016
                                                                              2. Aparna M et al: A clinical report demonstrating the significance of distinguishing a nasopalatine duct cyst from a radicular cyst. BMJ Case Rep, 2014
                                                                              3. McCrea SJ: Nasopalatine duct cyst, a delayed complication to successful dental implant placement: diagnosis and surgical management. J Oral Implantol. 40(2):189-95, 2014
                                                                              4. Sane VD et al: Role of cone-beam computed tomography in diagnosis and management of nasopalatine duct cyst. J Craniofac Surg. 25(1):e92-4, 2014
                                                                              5. Sirotheau CorrĂȘa Pontes F et al: Nonendodontic lesions misdiagnosed as apical periodontitis lesions: series of case reports and review of literature. J Endod. 40(1):16-27, 2014
                                                                              6. Chapman MN et al: Periapical lucency around the tooth: radiologic evaluation and differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 33(1):E15-32, 2013
                                                                              7. Aldelaimi TN et al: Diagnosis and surgical management of nasopalatine duct cysts. J Craniofac Surg. 23(5):e472-4, 2012
                                                                              8. Cecchetti F et al: Prevalence, distribution, and differential diagnosis of nasopalatine duct cysts. Oral Implantol (Rome). 5(2-3):47-53, 2012
                                                                              9. Nelson BL et al: Nasopalatine duct cyst. Head Neck Pathol. 4(2):121-2, 2010
                                                                              10. Elliott KA et al: Diagnosis and surgical management of nasopalatine duct cysts. Laryngoscope. 114(8):1336-40, 2004
                                                                              11. Hisatomi M et al: MR imaging of epithelial cysts of the oral and maxillofacial region. Eur J Radiol. 48(2):178-82, 2003
                                                                              12. Swanson KS et al: Nasopalatine duct cyst: an analysis of 334 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 49(3):268-71, 1991
                                                                              13. Anneroth G et al: Nasopalatine duct cyst. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 15(5):572-80, 1986