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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Epidermoid Cyst of Tongue

S Lakshmi, KG Somashekara, NS Priya

Keywords : Epidermoid cyst,Oral cavity,Tongue

Citation Information : Lakshmi S, Somashekara K, Priya N. Epidermoid Cyst of Tongue. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2011; 3 (2):122-124.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1069

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Epidermoid cyst is a rare cyst in head and neck region. We report a case of epidermoid cyst of tongue presented in a girl child.

Case report

A female child presented with a swelling in her tongue. The swelling was excised completely. A diagnosis of epidermoid cyst of tongue was made. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology. There was no recurrence after 6 months follow-up.

Conclusion

Epidermoid cyst of tongue is a rare tumor of tongue. Complete excision does not cause recurrence.


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