These cysts of the mouth and oral cavity are less common than odontogenic cysts. They are generally classified by their location and represent inclusions of squamous epithelium.
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CHARACTERIZATION DERMOID CYSTS EPIDERMOID CYSTS FISSURAL CYSTS OF THE TOUNGE AND FLOOR OF THE MOUTH NASOPALATINE DUCT CYST (MEDIAN ANTERIOR PALATAL) AKA incisive canal cyst, NPDC
Derived from persistent embryonic duct that extends from the median ostium or two paramedian ostia in the region of a midline palatal gingival papilla (incisive papilla) and extends superiorly throught the anterior maxilla to ostia in floor of the nose
NASOLABIAL CYST (NASOALVEOLAR OR KLESTADT)
75% occur in women
2.0 cm extraosseous cyst anterior to nasal floor/inferior nasal turbinate with protrusion of the upper lip, anterosuperior displacement of nasal ala, and fullness of the mucobuccal fold
HISTOLOGICAL TYPES CHARACTERIZATION NASOPALATINE DUCT CYST Thin cuboidal, respiratory, or stratified squamous epithelium, or in combination NASOLABIAL CYST Lining of respiratory epithelium, occasionally squmaous or cuboidal
PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CHARACTERIZATION PROGNOSTIC FACTORS NPDC may recure following enucleation
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