Nasolabial cyst in pediatric age


  • Marta Ribeiro Silva Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Braga
  • Ana Patrícia Rosa Unidade de Saúde Familiar Alcaides de Faria
  • Daniel Miranda Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital de Braga
  • Manuela Costa Alves Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Braga



infection, nasolabial cyst, non-odontogenic cyst


Herein is described the case of a 26-month-old male observed in the Emergency Department for edema of the upper lip and left malar region with less than 24 hours of evolution and progressive worsening. No other associated complaints, previous history of trauma, or insect sting were reported. Computed tomography revealed a “left premaxillary abscess associated with ipsilateral nasogenian phlegm”. Intravenous antibiotic therapy with clarithromycin and clindamycin and systemic corticosteroid therapy with dexamethasone were started, and the boy was admitted to the Pediatric Department. He presented favorable clinical evolution, with complete resolution of inflammatory signs. At discharge, the patient remained asymptomatic and was referred to Otorhinolaryngology consultation for follow-up.

Although nasolabial cysts are rare in pediatric age, this case intends to raise awareness of the condition, enabling its recognition by clinicians, and increase knowledge about its course and treatment.


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How to Cite

Silva MR, Rosa AP, Miranda D, Alves MC. Nasolabial cyst in pediatric age. REVNEC [Internet]. 2021Dec.27 [cited 2024May21];30(4):234-6. Available from:



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