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Median Palatal Cyst

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Other common names for Median Palatal Cyst Fissural cyst Palatine cyst
Clinical features of Median Palatal Cyst Occurs along median palatal raphe, well-defined oval radiolucency, and posterior to incisive canal. Painless fluctuant swelling along mucosal surface of palate in the midline. Sessile, similar color to surrounding mucosa and patient often unaware of it.
Classification of Median Palatal Cyst Fissural, similar in etiology to the nasopalatine duct cyst, and intraosseus.
Microscopic features of Median Palatal Cyst Location of the lesion along the median fissure of the palate behind the incisive canal with an expansile appearance. Lined by stratified squamous epithelium and they do not show large nerve bundles like the NPDC.
Gender, Age, Location, Prevalence of Median Palatal Cyst This is a rare fissural cyst. range anywhere from 20–50 years. M > F
Treatment for Median Palatal Cyst Complete excision of the cyst with submission of tissue for microscopic diagnosis.
Prognosis for Median Palatal Cyst No recurrence upon treatment and prognosis is good once the bone has refilled the defect.
Differential Diagnosis for Median Palatal Cyst Nasal palatine, Duct Cyst, Surgical ciliated cyst, Odontogenic tumor