Naso palatine duct cyst

naso palatine duct cyst

· Arise from the epithelium of the nasopalatine duct in the incisive canal

· Epithelial ling is stratified squamous epithelium or ciliated columnar epithelium

· Mucos glands and neurovascular bundles often present in the wall

· Often asymptomatic,chance radiographic findings

· Form in a incisive canal region

· Arise from the vestiges of the naso palatine duct and may be lined by columnar respiratory epithelium

· The long sphenopalatine nerve and vessels may be present in the wall

· Can usually be recognized radiographically

· Histological examination necessary to exclude othe cyst types arising at the site

· Do not recur after enucleation

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