nasopalatine duct


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nasopalatine duct

[¦nā·zō′pal·ə‚tēn ′dəkt]
(embryology)
A canal between the oral and nasal cavities of the embryo at the point of fusion of the maxillary and palatine processes.
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These include soft tissue lesions such as salivary duct cyst (mucous retention cyst); oral heterotopic gastrointestinal cyst; dermoid and epidermoid cyst; and jaw bone lesions such as nasopalatine duct cyst with labial cortical perforation, periapical (radicular) cyst with cortical perforation, dentigerous cyst with cortical perforation, and glandular odontogenic cyst with cortical perforation.
Surrounding the crown of unerupted teeth, simulating dentigerous cysts; between the roots of teeth, simulating lateral periodontal cysts or lateral radicular cysts; or in the maxillary midline, simulating nasopalatine duct cysts.
Nasopalatine duct cysts are the most corm-non nonodontogenic developmental cysts originating in the incisive canal of the maxillae.