The complicated construction of the nose, with its folds, crests, grooves, sinuses and mucous coverings, and the manifold irritations from the outside predispose to the development of different tumors. Benign tumors, such as polyps, and malignant tumors, such as carcinomas and sarcomas, occur frequently. All these tumors are situated mostly in the nasal cavity or either in the sinuses or originating from them. Few are located at the apertura, and still more rare are cysts in this location; only about sixty have been reported up to the present time. The first case was reported by Zuckerkandl1 in 1893.
The first microscopic examination of such a cyst was made by Brown-Kelly,2 who was the first to look for an explanation of the origin of this cyst. No mention of these cysts is made in any of the textbooks in English, except by St. Clair Thompson.3
LASZLO AF. SO-CALLED MUCOID CYSTS OF THE NOSEA REPORT OF THREE CASES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(1):41–52. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020048004
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