Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Epidermoid Cyst Imitating as Ranula - Report of a case

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Author Details: Malay Kumar, Renuka Verma, Sameera Shamim Khan, Pushpam Dwivedi

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 78

Article End Page : 80


Among all the epidermoidal cysts originating throughout the body, 7% of them occur in the craniofacial region, with the oral cavity accounting for only 1.6%. Intraorally it is located in the submandibular, sublingual and submental region as a benign, painless lesion. This leads to symptoms such as dysphagia, dyspnoea or may have a malignant transformation potential. Treatment of choice is surgical excision. A case report of epidermoid cyst diagnosed clinically as plunging ranula is discussed.

: Epidermoid, Dysphagia, Ranula