World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Bilateral Nasolabial Cyst: A Case Report

Marzia Petrocelli1, Federica Ruggiero1,2*, Enrico Constabile1, Sebastiano Cutrupi3, Liliana Grazia Francesca Feraboli4, Viscardo Paolo Fabbri5, Maria Pia Foschini5 and Luigi Angelo Vaira6

1Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Bellaria-Maggiore Hospital, Italy
2DIBINEM, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
3Department of Dentistry, Bellaria Hospital, Italy
4Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Parma-Bologna, Italy
5Department of Pathological Anatomy, Bellaria Hospital of Bologna, Italy
6Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Sassari University Hospital, Italy

*Correspondance to: Federica Ruggiero 

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Introduction: Bilateral Nasolabial Cyst (NLC) is a very rare occurrence and only 38 cases are
described in the Literature.
Case Report: A 26 years old woman presented with swelling on the left nasolabial fold.
Orthopantomography (OPG) did not detect bone lesions while CT scan revealed the presence of an
extra-bone growth cyst compatible with an NLC. This examination also revealed the simultaneous
presence of a right NLC that had not yet manifested clinically. The patient underwent surgical
enucleation of the two cysts. The histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of LNC.
Conclusion: In the diagnostic suspicion of NLC it is always essential to go beyond the usual clinical
examination and OPG, and always rely on a second level exam like CT scan. This more specific exam
allows the physicians to understand the anatomy of the lesion excluding the simultaneous presence
of still asymptomatic contralateral lesions.


Nasolabial cyst; Bilateral nasolabial cyst; Lacrimal duct cyst; Maxillary cyst; Non-Odontogenic cyst


Petrocelli M, Ruggiero F, Constabile E, Cutrupi S, Feraboli LGF, Fabbri VP, et al. Bilateral Nasolabial Cyst: A Case Report. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2021; 4: 1318..

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