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Developmental oronasal fistula of the incisive papilla.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20129895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Various terms (including patent nasopalatine fistula and patent nasopalatine duct) have been used to describe the presence of a developmental fistulous tract that connects the oral and nasal cavities through an oral opening located at the incisive papilla. Reportedly, this condition is a rare developmental variant; approximately 40 cases have been reported in the literature. Because awareness of this entity is important to avoid misdiagnosis, this article presents the clinical and conebeam computed tomography findings of two cases. Based on a review of the development of the nasopalatine structures in man, the authors propose that this entity be classified as a developmental oronasal fistula of the incisive papilla.
Authors:
Paul C Edwards; Preetha P Kanjirath; Neil S Norton; Timothy McVaney; Charles Scanlon; Tarnjit Saini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-04     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-7     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nasal Cavity / abnormalities*,  anatomy & histology,  embryology
Nose Diseases / congenital*
Oral Fistula / congenital*
Palate / abnormalities*,  anatomy & histology,  embryology
Respiratory Tract Fistula / congenital*
Terminology as Topic
Vomer / anatomy & histology,  embryology
Young Adult

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