Nasal dermoid sinus cysts and the role of open rhinoplasty

U Bilkay, H Gundogan, C Ozek, C Tokat, T Gurler, E Songur, A Cagdas
Annals of Plastic Surgery 2001, 47 (1): 8-14
All suspected congenital abnormalities of the nose require further evaluation. The nasal dermoid sinus cyst (NDSC) is one of the many midline nasal masses that often pose diagnostic and treatment dilemmas for the plastic and reconstructive surgeon. NDSCs are distinct from other facial dermoids in their potential for involving deeper contiguous structures, and intracranial extension. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are essential to avoid craniofacial skeletal deformation, cyst rupture, and infection that could cause cutaneous, ocular, or intracranial complications. A comprehensive discussion of the embryogenesis, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and surgical management of the NDSC is presented to delineate the role of open rhinoplasty in optimizing the management of this congenital nasal deformity.

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