Congenital Nasal Dermoid Sinus Cyst in Children
International Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 5-8
Received: May 2, 2018; Accepted: Jun. 7, 2018; Published: Jun. 28, 2018
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Khalid Shreef, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt; Department of Pediatric Surgery, Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Asser, Saudi Arabia
Wael Hammad, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Asser, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Nassar, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Asser, Saudi Arabia; Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Ahmed Al-Azab, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Asser, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Alawaji, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Asser, Saudi Arabia
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Background: Nasal dermoid sinus cyst is a rare congenital anomaly affecting approximately 1 in 20,000–40,000 live births. It is liable for infection and may communicate with the central nervous system. The treatment is complete surgical excision. Case history: Nine months old male presented by a pea-size fronto-nasal swelling over the nasal bridge since birth, gradually increasing in size with recent history of local redness and discharge. Sagittal CT of the skull showed osteolytic lesion at the fronto-nasal bone with eroded inner and outer tables). MRI showed no intracranial extension. Surgical excision was done by combined nasal and bicoronal incisions. A big abscess cavity was encountered at the fronto-nasal bone junction. The diagnosis of Nasal dermoid sinus cyst was confirmed by histopathology. The patient was followed in the outpatient clinic; MRI was done after one month. No recurrence was detected.
Congenital Midface Anomalies, Nasal Dermoid, Frontonasal Swelling
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Khalid Shreef, Wael Hammad, Ahmed Nassar, Ahmed Al-Azab, Ahmed Alawaji, Congenital Nasal Dermoid Sinus Cyst in Children, International Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2018, pp. 5-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcd.20180101.12
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