Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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  • Case Report
    Dermoid Cysts of the Floor of the Mouth: A Case Report
    Author(s): Marino R, Pentenero M, Familiari U and Gandolfo SMarino R, Pentenero M, Familiari U and Gandolfo S

    Epidermoid and dermoid cysts are malformations observed in the oral cavity, represent less than 0.01% of all oral cavity cysts. Histologically, they can be further classified as epidermoid, dermoid or teratoid. The cysts can be defined as epidermoid when the lining presents only epithelium dermoid cysts when skin adnexa are found and teratoid cysts when other tissue such as muscle, cartilage, and bone are present. We report a case in which a 15-year-old boy developed a dermoid cyst presented at our clinic with complaints of increasing dysphagia and globus sensation about 5 years. On examination, the patient revealed a massive swelling of the floor of the mouth, which had displaced the tongue cranially. MRI imaging showed the lesion to be a homogeneous, cystic lesion, clearly at a distance from the surrounding mucous tissue. Surgery was performed, and the tumor was resected comp.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000150

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