Unusual dental symptoms in Tornwaldt cyst: A case report

Asfizahrasby Mohd Rasoul, Norliwati Ibrahim

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Abstract

Tornwaldt (Thornwaldt) or nasopharyngeal cyst is a cyst occurred at the connection site of pharyngeal endoderm and notochord remnant, usually located in the midline postero-superior wall of nasopharynx. Nasopharynx's obstruction, recurrent infection or trauma may exacerbate mucous secretion by the potential space lining. Although rare and is usually symptomless, it is not uncommon for the patients to have some nasal, ear, cervical or oral symptoms. We report a case of Tornwaldt cyst with rare associated dental symptoms. The patient's initial presentations were dry mouth, cheek biting, post nasal drip and few nasal symptoms including frequent snoring, sleep apnoea, mouth breathing, sneezing, sore throat and itchiness. These symptoms were tremendously and immediately relieved once the cyst was surgically removed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Orofacial Sciences
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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Cysts
Tooth
Nose
Nasopharynx
Mouth Breathing
Sneezing
Notochord
Snoring
Endoderm
Pharyngitis
Cheek
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Ear
Mouth
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

Keywords

  • Cheek biting
  • Dry mouth
  • Nasopharyngeal cyst
  • Post nasal drip
  • Thornwaldt cyst
  • Tornwaldt cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery

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Unusual dental symptoms in Tornwaldt cyst : A case report. / Rasoul, Asfizahrasby Mohd; Ibrahim, Norliwati.

In: Archives of Orofacial Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.06.2018, p. 36-40.

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