Oral cavity
Congenital anomalies
Dermoid / epidermoid cyst


Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Revised: 30 January 2019

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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

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

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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