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


Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of Tongue-A Case Report


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Author Details : Akhilanand Chaurasia, Divayjeet Goel

Volume : 1, Issue : 4, Year : 2015

Article Page : 171-175


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Abstract

The epidermal inclusion cyst constitutes less than 0.01% of all the oral cysts in head and neck region. They are congenital lesions caused due to defective fusion of the embryonic lateral mesenchymal tissues. It has a variable tissue origin and can originate from ectoblastic, mesoblastic or endoblastic tissues. The incidence rate of epidermal cyst involving head and neck region is 1.6-7.0%.Clinically the epidermal inclusion cyst is characterized by dysphagia, dyspnoea and dysphonia. Here we are presenting a case of epidermal inclusion cyst in a 45 year old female involving left lateral border of tongue.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Epidermoid cysts, Tongue, Dermoid cyst

How to cite : Chaurasia A, Goel D, Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of Tongue-A Case Report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2015;1(4):171-175

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