Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2008 Jun;51(6):556-558.

A Case of Nasal Septal Abscess Originated from Dentigerous Cyst

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. doncamel@dau.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Oromaxillofiacial Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Nasal septal abscess can result from various causes such as septal hematoma from septal trauma or hematologic disorder, and infections of surrounding structures like nasal vestibule, upper lip and other oral lesions and hematogenous spread of other infections. Dentigerous cyst is one of the common odontogenic cysts, associated with unerupted teeth, and usually asymptomatic. Symptoms of the dentigerous cyst present mostly oral or maxillomadibular lesions, whereas nasal symptoms of the dentigerous cyst is uncommon. We report an unusual case of dentigerous of a 61 year-old of the dentigerous cyst of mesiodens with nasal septal abscess.

Keyword

Nasal septum; Abscess; Dentigerous cyst
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