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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

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 171

Article End Page : 175


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