The globulomaxillary cyst often causes the roots of adjacent teeth to diverge.
This cyst should not be confused with a nasopalatine cyst.
The developmental origin has been disputed. Today, most literature agree based on overwhelming evidence that the cyst is predominantly of tooth origin (odontogenic), demonstrating findings consistent with periapical cysts, odontogenic keratocysts or lateral periodontal cysts.
- Developmental defects of the oral and maxillofacial region. In Neville, B, et al. editors: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed. Saunders 2002, page 27.