Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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

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


Ketaki Kinikar1, Venkateswarlu Meduri2, Avinash Tejasvi2, Harsha Bhayya2 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kinikar K, Meduri V, Tejasvi A, Bhayya H. Epidermoid cyst in lower lip mimicking mucocele: A rare entity with review of literature.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2016;28:86-89


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Kinikar K, Meduri V, Tejasvi A, Bhayya H. Epidermoid cyst in lower lip mimicking mucocele: A rare entity with review of literature. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];28:86-89
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