Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 51--54

Importance of volumetric reformatting in the treatment of maxillofacial lesions: A case report of nasopalatine duct cyst


Lancaster Barbosa Goncalves Junior1, Paulo Henrique Viana Pinto2, Apolo Victor Torres Silva1, Millena Mangueira Rocha3, Jean de Pinho Mendes1, Antonione Santos Bezerra Pinto1 
1 Department of Dentistry, State University of Piauí, Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil
2 Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
3 Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Antonione Santos Bezerra Pinto
Rua Maria Teresa Dutra, 90, CEP 64202-475, Parnaíba-PI, Piauí
Brazil

With the advent of different imaging examinations, one can avoid misleading diagnosis and inadequate treatments of lesions, such as nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC). The objective of this article is to report a case of NPDC in which different imaging means were used for diagnosis, treatment, and postoperative follow-up of the lesion. Radiograph of a 20-year-old female patient showed a radiolucent heart-shaped area near the apices of the upper central incisors. Diagnostic hypothesis of NPDC was based on clinical examination and imaging analysis of the lesion. The treatment consisted of enucleation of the lesion after volumetric study, which enabled visualization of its relationship with surrounding noble structures. The diagnosis was confirmed by means of histopathological examination. Differential diagnosis of NPDC was well grounded before intervention, and the lesion was studied in detail using three-dimensional volumetric tools, giving effectiveness and safety to the treatment.


How to cite this article:
Goncalves Junior LB, Viana Pinto PH, Torres Silva AV, Rocha MM, Mendes Jd, Bezerra Pinto AS. Importance of volumetric reformatting in the treatment of maxillofacial lesions: A case report of nasopalatine duct cyst.J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2018;6:51-54


How to cite this URL:
Goncalves Junior LB, Viana Pinto PH, Torres Silva AV, Rocha MM, Mendes Jd, Bezerra Pinto AS. Importance of volumetric reformatting in the treatment of maxillofacial lesions: A case report of nasopalatine duct cyst. J Oral Maxillofac Radiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Apr 25 ];6:51-54
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