Cysts that present themselves in the floor of the nose offer an interesting problem, both in diagnosis and pathogenesis. There has been much discussion about lesions of the nasolabial area concerning their disputed etiology.
A 65-year old Negro male came into our outpatient clinic with the chief complaint of a slowly growing, painless mass in the floor of the left nostril. It had been progressively growing since he noticed it 6 months previously. There were no other complaints. There was no history of trauma, rhinorrhea, headaches, dental pathology (the teeth were all extracted many years ago due to neglect), nor weight loss.Examination revealed a well-developed, well-nourished, Negro male with obliteration of the left nasolabial fold (Fig. 1). Inspection of the nose showed healthy mucosa without discharge, and a smooth, nonobstructing painless, cool, fluctuant bulge in the floor of the left vestibule (Fig. 2). The lesion projected slightly
OPPENHEIMER P, FRIEDMAN E, GANDHI K. Nasoalveolar Cyst. Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(3):342–346. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030349018
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