CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · JCS 2017; 07(01): e10-e13
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604023
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Nasal Tip Dermoid Sinus Cyst Excision by Open Rhinoplasty Technique

Pirabu Sakthivel1, Rajeev Kumar1, Arvind Kairo1, Rakesh Kumar1, Ramya Thota1
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Publication History

25 March 2017

24 May 2017

Publication Date:
29 June 2017 (online)


Nasal dermoid sinus cysts are uncommon congenital anomalies, presenting either as cysts or sinuses with varied presentation at birth, childhood, or even adulthood. A midline nasal pit, fistula, or infected mass may be located anywhere from the glabella to the nasal columella. Preoperative radiological investigation with CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans is mandatory to rule out intracranial extension. Complete excision of the cyst along with its tract is the only definitive therapeutic modality. We present a case of nasal dermoid sinus cyst in a 3-year-old male child who underwent excision by open rhinoplasty approach.