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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-89

Epidermoid cyst in lower lip mimicking mucocele: A rare entity with review of literature

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Triveni Institute of Dental Sciences, Hospital and Research Centre, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Ketaki Kinikar
Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Triveni Institute of Dental Sciences Hospital and Research Centre, Bilaspur - 495 002, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.189987

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An epidermoid cyst is the most common cutaneous cyst, which is rarely observed in the oral cavity. Epidermoid cysts are the result of the proliferation of the surface epidermal cells within the dermis, which may occur anywhere in the body; however, approximately 6.9% are found in the head and neck region, with less than 0.01% incidence of all oral cavity cysts. In this report, we present a rare case of a labial epidermoid cyst in a 27-year-old woman with complaints of swelling and facial asymmetry in the lower lip beneath the left commissure for 3 years.

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