Nasolabial cyst: A retrospective analysis of 18 cases

Ho Choi Jin, Hoon Cho Jae, Joon Kang Hee, Won Chae Sung, Hag Lee Sang, Jae Hwang Soon, Heung Man Lee

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Nasolabial cysts are rare but easily identifiable when they do occur. They are thought to arise from the remnants of the nasolacrimal ducts, but most of the available information on these cysts is limited to isolated case reports. The purpose of our study was to examine the clinical and pathologic features of nasolabial cysts in order to provide a basis for their correct diagnosis and treatment. Eighteen patients with nasolabial cysts were treated at Korea University's Guro Hospital between Jan. 1, 1988, and Dec. 31, 1999. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical appearance, pathologic findings, and treatment results in each case. All patients underwent surgery via the sublabial approach. The lining epithelia were identified as eitherpseudostratified, stratified squamous, or simple cuboidal. A cyst recurred in only one case, and there were no surgical complications on follow-up. The results of our study provide a basis for sound diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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