Case Series
Volume 20 Issue 11 - 2021
Case Report of a Non Odontogenic Cyst Being Misdiagnosed

Neha Jain1*, Ashutoshdutt Pathak2, Sabhrant Singh2, Sushil Kishnani3, Sheweta Narwani4 and Ruchi Jain5

1MDS, Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, People Dental Academy, Bhopal, India
2MDS, Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, People College of Dental Science and Research Center, Bhopal, India
3MDS, Reader, Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, People College of Dental Science and Research Center, Bhopal, India
4MDS, Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, People Dental Academy, Bhopal, India
5MDS, Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Bhabha College of Dental science and research Center, Bhopal, India
*Corresponding Author: Neha Jain, MDS, Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, People Dental Academy, Bhopal, India.
Received: September 30, 2021; Published: October 28, 2021


Non odontogenic cysts are developmental cyst originating from epithelial remnants which gets entrapped along the line of fusion between two developing bones during embryogenesis. Nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC)/Incisive canal cyst is most frequently occurring non odontogenic cyst of anterior maxilla. The remnants of the epithelial cells of the nasopalatine duct may get stimulated spontaneously or by infection or trauma resulting in development of cyst. The cyst usually remains asymptomatic but can get infected for which the patient seeks doctor advice. A well - defined heart -shaped radiolucency between the maxillary central incisors is one of the pathognomonic radiographic features of NPDC. NPDC is frequently misdiagnosed as radicular cyst specifically if preceded by trauma. Clinical, radiographic and histopathology makes the final diagnosis. Surgical enucleation of the cyst is the treatment preferred.

We are reporting two cases of nasopalatine duct cyst along with its review of literature.

Keywords: Nasopalatine Duct Cyst; Incisive Canal Cyst; Non Odontogenic Cyst


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Citation: Neha Jain., et al. “Case Report of a Non Odontogenic Cyst Being Misdiagnosed”. EC Dental Science 20.11 (2021): 154-160.

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