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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
April 2002

Diagnosis Pathology Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(4):454-455. doi:

Zuckerkand first described nasoalveolar cysts in 1882.1 Since then, more than 200 cases of nasoalveolar cyst have been reported in the literature.1-7 Nasoalveolar cysts are 3 times more common in women than in men. Most authors believe that nasoalveolar cysts are more common in persons of African decent; however, this theory is controversial. Nasoalveolar cysts affect the left and right sides equally.

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