Fissural cysts may develop along bone sutures. A fissural cyst of the maxilla may appear in the midline of the palate or below the nose along the lines followed by a cleft lip and/or palate.
well-defined radiolucency that is usually near the molar region at the juncture of the two palatine processes
median palatal cyst
arises at the anterior palatal gingiva from vestigial oronasal ducts and may involve bone only, soft tissue only or both
lateral, sometimes bilateral
radiolucency in the alveolar bone at the junction of the globular and maxillary processes, causing divergence of the maxillary lateral incisor and the cuspid
cyst at the junction of the globular and maxillary processes in the upper lip and/or lateral aspect of the nose; it is prone to infection
nasolabial or nasoalveolar cyst
stratified squamous cells and/or respiratory epithelial cells
stratified squamous cells or pseudostratified columnar cells; the wall of the cyst may contain cartilage or a prominent neurovascular bundle
ciliated columnar cells or stratified squamous cells
stratified squamous cells
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