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


Epidermoid cyst a rare entity in lower left side of the face -A case report


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Author Details: Santosh Jadhav, Abhijeet Jadhav, Amit Mhapuskar, Sagar Nagare, Prakash Vhatkar

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 167

Article End Page : 169


Abstract

Epidermoid cyst is a rare developmental cyst of the oro-facial region which results from entrapped epidermal elements without adnexal appendages. Dermoid and epidermoid cysts occur in orofacial region with an incidence of 6.9-7%. Teratomas always refered to as dermoid cysts. Epidermoid dermoid cyst is also used to describe inclusion cysts of face, neck, and floor of the mouth.
These cyst also also shows epidermal tissues and even hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands in the cyst wall and keratin and sebum in the cyst cavity.

Keywords:
Cyst, Dermoid cyst, Epidermoid cyst, Inclusion cyst