A case report on nasolabial cyst

Sunder Goyal, Jayvardhan Sharma, Nidhi Sharma


The nasolabial cyst (NLC) is an uncommon clinical entity and is generally unilateral. It is benign in nature and is embryonic in origin and only one case with malignancy has been reported. It is located in the nasolabial folds. Most of time it is an asymptomatic deformity of face and rarely can result in nasal obstruction if it is bilateral. Its diagnosis is clinical and treatment is surgical excision. A 16 years brown female patient presented with bulging in left nasolabial region. She was treated with surgery.


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Goyal S, Sharma J, Sharma N. A case report on nasolabial cyst. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(3):020311. DOI: 10.14319/ijcto.0203.11


Nasolabial Cyst; Embryonic; Nasolabial Fold

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