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Local triamcinolone acetonide injection for treatment of nasal tip cysts

Authors Li Z, Wang M, Zhang L, Zhang N, Xiang N, Fu ZQ

Received 3 September 2017

Accepted for publication 28 February 2018

Published 27 April 2018 Volume 2018:8 Pages 19—21


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Robert Weech-Maldonado

Zhi Li,1 Meng Wang,2 Lina Zhang,1 Na Zhang,1 Ning Xiang,3 Zhi Qiang Fu1

1ENT Department, First Hospital of QinHuangDao City, QinHuangDao, China; 2Laboratory Department, First Hospital of QinHuangDao City, QinHuangDao, China; 3Neurology Department, First Hospital of QinHuangDao City, QinHuangDao, China

Background: Cysts of the nasal tip are rare and have only been described in case reports. In most cases, such cysts were surgically excised. We treated a cyst of the nasal tip by local injection of triamcinolone acetonide.
Objective: We herein describe a patient with a nasal tip cyst that was treated by local injection of triamcinolone acetonide.
Methods: This is a case report with a relevant literature review. The cyst of the nasal tip was suctioned using a syringe, and triamcinolone acetonide was injected into the cyst and peripheral tissue once weekly.
Results: The patient was treated regularly, and the cyst disappeared after 3 weeks.
Conclusion: To our knowledge, the only previously reported treatment for cysts of the nasal tip is surgical excision. Injection of triamcinolone acetonide may be the preferred treatment for small cysts.

Keywords: nasal tip, cyst, triamcinolone acetonide injection, local injection

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