J Rhinol.  2019 May;26(1):60-64. 10.18787/jr.2019.26.1.60.

A Case of Huge Nasolabial Cyst in 56 Year-Old Patient

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inje University of College of Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea. leochoics@gmail.com


A nasolabial cyst is a rare, non-odontogenic cyst that develops within the area adjacent to the ala of the nose around the uppermost portion of the nasolabial crease. The origin of such a cyst is unclear but may be due to developmental problems. Clinical characteristic of asymptomatic nasolabial swelling and radiological findings are important for diagnosis. Treatment is usually surgical resection via a sublabial approach but can also involve incision and drainage or marsupialization. Unlike the typical clinical features reported in other cases, we experienced a case of a giant nasolabial cyst of 4.4 cm in a 56-year-old male with elevation of the nasal cavity base, gingival swelling, and perilesional bony destruction. In this case, we discussed the growth potential of a nasolabial cyst and proper timing of treatment.


Non-odontogenic cyst; Nasolabial fold
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