ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Globulomaxillary cyst: does it still exist? A case report



Introduction. The globulomaxillary cyst has been under controversy the last few years as an entity of its own. Nevertheless, there are cases of nonodontogenic cysts which cannot be categorized elsewhere.

Case report. We describe such an entity, located in the region of the maxillary lateral incisor and the adjacent canine in a 17-year old patient discovered due to radiology examination. Excision of the mass was performed, a histological examination revealing a cyst lined with ciliated columnar and squamous epithelium followed to confirm the diagnosis of a nonodontogenic cyst.

Conclusions. The scientific debate on the globulomaxillary cyst reveals a controversial or even inappropriate term, but one cannot deny that such kind of oral cysts exists and needs further attention.

Keywords: nasal septum, nonodontogenic cysts, epithelium, canine, incisor.

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Panagouli E, Tsoucalas G, Vasilopoulos A, et al. Globulomaxillary cyst: does it still exist? A case report. Arch Balk Med Union 2019;54(2):379-383.