Volume : 2
Issue : 3
Online ISSN : 2395-6194
Print ISSN : 2395-6186
Article First Page : 167
Article End Page : 169
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