Median palatal cyst

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The median palatal cyst is a rare cyst that may occur anywhere along the median palatal raphe. It may produce swelling because of infection and is treated by excision or surgical removal.

Some investigators[who?] now believe that this cyst represents a more posterior presentation of a nasopalatine duct cyst, rather than a separate cystic degeneration of epithelial rests at the line of fusion of the palatine shelves.

References[edit]

Sanjay Saraf (1 December 2008). Textbook of Oral Pathology. Jaypee Brothers Publishers. p. 66. ISBN 978-81-8061-655-6.