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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Globulomaxillary Cyst in a 16 year old male patient- A case report with review

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Author Details: Gargi Saran, Deepak Umapathy, Neeta Mishra, Shiva Kumar Ganiga Channaiah, Sumalatha, Puja Rai

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 164

Article End Page : 166


Globulomaxillary cyst is an uncommon, specious cyst. It was traditionally described as a fissural cyst between the maxillary lateral incisor and canine teeth, secondary to proliferation of entrapped epithelium between the globular portion of the medial nasal and maxillary processes. They are painless, submucosal, non‑odontogenic jaw cysts presenting as soft tissue swellings in the maxillary anterior mucolabial fold lateral to midline. Present case documents 16 year old male patient with diffuse extra-oral swelling present involving the philtrum and extending upto the nasolabial fold was observed on the left side of the face. Intra-orally well-defined soft and fluctuant swelling was present with pus discharge. Radiographically, well defined heart shaped radiolucency was observed in the left maxillary periapical region. The cyst was enucleated using intra-oral approach. Histopathological findings revealed pseudostratified ciliated epithelium with overlying inflammatory cells and goblet cells. Diagnosis of globulomaxillary cyst was confirmed.

Non-odontogenic, Globulomaxillary cyst, Peri-apical radiograph, Radiolucency, Pseudostratified ciliated epithelium