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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0926-4970

Online ISSN 1827-174X


Minerva Stomatologica 2013 June;62(6):235-9


Nasopalatine duct cyst as a complication of dental implant placement: a case report

Sivolella S. 1, Valente M. 2, Gasparini E. 3, Stellini E. 4

1 Institute of Clinical Dentistry University of Padua, Padua, Italy;
2 Section of Special Pathology Department of Cardiological Thoracic and Vascular Sciences University of Padua, Padua, Italy;
3 Institute of Clinical Dentistry Azienda Ospedaliera/University of Padua, Padua, Italy;
4 Department of Neurosciences Neurological, Psychiatric, Sensorial Reconstructive and Rehabilitative Sciences University of Padua, Padua, Italy

This report demonstrates the association between the development of a nasopalatine duct cyst and implant surgery, involving 2 implants positioned 4 years after teeth extraction at a site unaffected by any prior local endodontic disease or radiolucency. The cyst was removed and the residual void was filled with deproteinized bovine bone. Two-year follow-up showed no cyst recurrence, the normal anatomy was partly restored, and one of the implants showed clinical signs of re-osseointegration.

language: English, Italian


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