While dermoid cysts in general are not rarities, one located on or near the dorsum of the nose seems to be unusual and of special interest. In reporting such a cyst in 1938, Hagens1 stated that only 3 had been reported in American literature and but 26 in the whole literature on dermoid cysts.
Amelia C., a girl of 4, was brought to my office in January 1938. She presented a swelling of the nasal dorsum about the size and shape of a small almond, which was known to have been present at least two years. The mass was soft and movable. It showed no evidence of inflammation and was not tender. Examination of the child revealed nothing otherwise remarkable.
Although the nature of the mass was uncertain, it was considered advisable to remove it if for no other reason than to correct the deformity. On January 24 removal was
PARKINSON SN. DERMOID CYST OF THE NASAL BRIDGE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(4):829–831. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040885016
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