IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

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

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Article Type : Case Report

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

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 15

Article End Page : 18


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.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijmi.2019.004