Nasolabial Cyst: MRI Findings: Case Report
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Nasolabial (nasoalveolar) cysts are rare benign non-odontogenic lesions of nasal-alar region. These lesions may be asymptomatic or they may cause nasal obstruction, pain, and facial deformity.. Nasolabial cysts are generally unilateral and they are more common in women. Although they are more frequemt in 4th and 5th decades they may be seen in any age group. They characteristically grow in a slow pattern and without pain but they may present as a rapidly growing painful mass when they are infected. Differential diagnosis includes other odontogenic and non-odontogenic masses. In this case report we present magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of nasolabial cyst in a 36 year old woman who was admitted to our hospital with difficulty in nose breathing.