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Epidermoid Cyst of the Tongue—A Rare Case

Mayuri Jain

Keywords : Epidermoid cyst, Oral cavity, Pathogenesis, Tongue, Ultrasonography

Citation Information : Jain M. Epidermoid Cyst of the Tongue—A Rare Case. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (1):80-82.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1594

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Introduction: Epidermoid cysts are commonly found in various part of the body, but its occurrence in the oral cavity is relatively rare. Case presentation: Present case highlights the importance of involvement of epidermoid cyst within the tongue in 10-year-old child. Discussion: The occurrence of epidermoid cyst within the tongue is an extremely rare phenomenon and only few cases have been reported in the literature. Clinically they are painless, slowly growing mass causing difficulty in breathing, eating and swallowing Imaging modalities most importantly; ultrasonography helps in the evaluation of the lesion. However, histopathology remains the mainstay for definitive diagnosis in such conditions. Conclusion: From the present case, it is concluded that such type of cases needs to be reported as it highlights the importance of keeping the rarities in mind along with common lesions while making a diagnosis.

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