IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Globulomaxillary non- odontogenic cyst: A case report

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Author Details: Ashok Gupta, Simran Kaur Pawar, Priya Ghanghas, Harsimranjeet singh

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 247

Article End Page : 248


Globulomaxillary cyst is an uncommon cyst and was considered to be an inclusion or developmental cyst that arises from entrapped nonodontogenic epithelium in the globulomaxillary suture. Subsequently, it was admitted as a fissural cyst secondary to the proliferation of entrapped epithelium between the globular part of the medial nasal and maxillary processes. Because of deficiency of evidence to back up the theory of embryonic epithelial entrapment in the situation, most authors dispute the presence of the lesion despite attempts to reclassify it as a fissural cyst. The authors report a case of a Globulomaxillary cyst in a 25-year-old female presented with a maxillary swelling and discuss the clinical and histopathological features of an uncommon globulomaxillary cyst in patient treated successfully by surgical excision.

Fissural cyst, Maxilla, Non-odontogenic.