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This article is the author's final published version in Otolaryngology Case Reports, Volume 27, 2023, Article number 100519.

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Background: Oncocytic Cystadenomas are a rare benign pathology often found to arise from the salivary glands, reported more commonly in minor salivary glands, but even more rarely in major salivary glands and the larynx. This is the first known report of a nasal vault oncocytic cystadenoma in a pediatric patient.

Methods: Case Report and Literature Review.

Case presentation: A 10-year-old female presented with a mass involving the left nasal vestibule that caused nasal obstruction and a visible external abnormality. MRI imaging revealed a cystic lesion in the anterior nasal cavity that was rim enhancing with a bright T2 signal that appeared to arise from the nasal mucosa. She was taken to the operating room for endoscopic-assisted removal of the lesion. Pathology showed an oncocytic cystadenoma. On follow-up clinic visit, she is doing well with no signs or symptoms of recurrence.

Conclusion: The authors present the first reported case of a pediatric patient with nasal vault oncocytic cystadenoma. In other head and neck locations, these cysts are generally benign and only cause symptoms related to their location and proximity to other vital structures. Surgical endoscopic management was effective for resection.

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