Question:

Regarding medial palatine cysts, which is false:
1. The age at diagnosis ranges from 20-50 years.
2. Most are painful.
3. Men were affected more often than women.
4. The cysts are usually treated by marsupialization or enucleation.
5. The contents of the cyst include cellular debris, fluid and keratin.





Answer:

The correct answer for the question "Regarding medial palatine cysts, which is false:" is:

2. Most are painful.



Explanation

1. The age at diagnosis ranges from 20-50 years. (The age at diagnosis, in the cases reported so far ranged from 20-50 years, and men were affected more often than women.)

2. Most are not painful. (The most common clinical presentation is painless, fluctuant swelling along the lingual surface of the palate in the midline.)

3. Men are affected more often than women. (The age at diagnosis, in the cases reported so far ranged from 20-50 years, and men were affected more often than women.)

4. The cysts are usually treated by marsupialization or enucleation. (The cysts are usually treated by marsupialization or enucleation, and recurrence is rare.)

5. The contents of the cyst include cellular debris, fluid and keratin. The contents of the cyst include cellular debris, fluid and keratin.



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Median Palatine Cyst
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Abstract
Median palatine cysts are rare, non-odontogenic fissural cysts of the hard palate. These cysts occur in the midline of the hard palate, behind the incisive canal. Only two case reports have documented these cysts on multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT), neither giving detailed descriptions of the cysts. Knowledge of their existence is important and should not be confused with malignant tumors. We present the first case describing the MDCT characteristics of the median palatine cyst.






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