Extensive epidermoid cyst of the submental region

Authors

  • Estevam Rubens Utumi Brazilian Air Force Hospital. Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Surgery. Division of Dentistry
  • Juliane Pirágine Araujo Universidade de São Paulo. School of Dentistry. Stomatology Department
  • Irineu Gregnanin Pedron Brazilian Air Force Hospital. Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Surgery. Division of Dentistry
  • Frederico Yonezaki Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital das Clínicas. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Gustavo Grothe Machado Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital das Clínicas. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • André Caroli Rocha Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital das Clínicas. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2016.031

Keywords:

Epidermal cyst, Pathology, Oral, Cysts

Abstract

Epidermoid cysts are malformations that are rarely observed in the submental region. Imaging has an important role in surgical planning according to the size and location of the cyst in relation to geniohyoid and mylohyoid muscles. This article reports the case of a 15-year-old female patient complaining of submental swelling. The differential diagnosis included infection, tumor, ranula, and abnormalities during embryonic development. The lesion was surgically excised using an extra-oral approach. The histopathological examination revealed a cyst wall lined with stratified squamous epithelium with the presence of several horny scales consistent with the diagnosis of an epidermoid cyst. No recurrences were found after 1 year of follow-up

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Published

2016-06-11

How to Cite

Utumi, E. R., Araujo, J. P., Pedron, I. G., Yonezaki, F., Machado, G. G., & Rocha, A. C. (2016). Extensive epidermoid cyst of the submental region. Autopsy and Case Reports, 6(2), 51-54. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2016.031

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Article / Clinical Case Report