J Rhinol.  2009 Nov;16(2):152-154.

A Case of Endoscopic Marsupialization of a Nasopalatine Duct Cyst

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. lhman@korea.ac.kr


Nasopalatine duct cysts (NPDC) are common cystic lesions of non- odontogenic origin of the maxilla. Patients with NPDC generally undergo surgical enucleation via transoral approach. However, with the recent introduction of sinonasal endoscopy and subsequent advances in surgical techniques, endoscopic management has become possible. This study reviews a case of a 40- year-old man had a one-month history of nasal obstruction and swelling of the hard palate. Nasal endoscopy revealed a cyst in the nasal floor and hard palate. He underwent successful endoscopic marsupialization of NPDC. This simple and less invasive surgical procedure should be considered in the future treatment of NPDC.


Nasopalatine duct cyst; Nasal endoscopy; Endoscopic marsupialization
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