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2016, Volume 32, Number 2, Page(s) 135-138     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01236
Sublingual Dermoid Cyst: A Case Report
Merva Soluk TEKKEŞİN1, Nedim ÖZER2, Vakur OLGAÇ1
1İstanbul Üniversitesi, Onkoloji Enstitüsü, Tümör Patolojisi Bilim Dalı, İSTANBUL, TÜRKİYE
2Okmeydanı Ağız ve Diş Sağlığı Merkezi, Ağız ve Çene Cerrahisi Kliniği, İSTANBUL, TÜRKİYE
1Department of Tumor Pathology, İstanbul University, Institute of Oncology, İSTANBUL, TURKEY
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Okmeydanı Oral and Dental Health Center, İSTANBUL, TURKEY
Keywords: Dermoid cyst, Sublingual, Oral cavity, Child

Dermoid cysts are uncommon, benign congenital lesions of ectodermal origin that can occur in any region of the body. They arise from epithelial rests during embryogenesis. Nearly 7% occur in the head-neck region, and they represent less than 0.01 % of all cavity cysts. They are usually diagnosed during the 2nd and 3rd decade of life, and rarely present in children. A case of dermoid cyst in the sublingual region in a 4-year-old female child was presented. The floor of the mouth is the most common location in the oral cavity and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any midline lesion. Treatment is surgical excision.

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