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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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CABEZON A, Rodrigo et al. Nasolabial cysts: Report of two cases. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2020, vol.80, n.2, pp.178-183. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162020000200178.

Nasolabial cysts are a rare developmental cyst, presenting as a fullness of canine fossa, nasal ala or vestibule of the nose. They are usually asymptomatic but may become infected. The diagnostic approach includes physical examination and imaging studies such as computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment is complete surgical excision by sublabial approach, or transnasal endoscopic marsupialization. Here we describe two cases, one female presenting as nasal deformity due to progressive growth of unilateral nasolabial cyst, and a healthy young male presenting severe facial cellulitis, with a computed tomography showing bilateral nasolabial cysts. Nasolabial cyst should be incorporated in the differential diagnosis of nose deformities and facial swelling in otorhinolaryngology.

Keywords : Nasolabial cyst; sublabial excision; transnasal endoscopic marsupialization.

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