Oral cavity & oropharynx
Congenital anomalies
Dermoid / epidermoid cyst


Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Minor changes: 28 February 2020

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Charu Thakral, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Midline in floor of mouth
  • Present at birth but asymptomatic until inflamed
Case reports
Treatment
  • Conservative surgical removal
Clinical images

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Submental swelling

Gross images

Contributed by Dr. Dhiraj B. Nikumbh
Published with permission of Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research, January-March, 2017; 2(1):18-20
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Multiple tonsillar epidermoid cyst



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Sublingual dermoid cyst

Sublingual epidermoid cyst

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by squamous epithelium, contains skin adnexae if dermoid cyst
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Dr. Dhiraj B. Nikumbh
Published with permission of Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research, January-March, 2017; 2(1):18-20
:

Multiple tonsillar epidermoid cyst



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Cyst filled with keratin

Sebaceous gland and hair follicles

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