A Case of Sublingual Dermoid Cyst: Extending the Limits of the Oral Approach

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-nishi, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan.
Case reports in otolaryngology 09/2012; 2012(3):634949. DOI: 10.1155/2012/634949
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We present the case of a dermoid cyst with an oral and a submental component in a 21-year-old Japanese woman who presented with complaints of a mass in the oral cavity and difficulty in chewing and swallowing solid foods for about 2 years. MRI shows a 55 × 65 mm well-circumscribed cystic mass extending from the sublingual area to the mylohyoid muscle. Under general anesthesia and with nasotracheal intubation, the patient underwent surgical removal of the mass. Although the cyst was large and extending mylohyoid muscle, intraoral midline incision was performed through the mucosa overlying the swelling and the cyst was separated from the surrounding tissues with appropriate traction and countertraction and successfully removed without extraoral incision. Oral approach in surgical enucleation is useful procedure to avoid cosmetic problems in large and extending mylohyoid muscle cyst.

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    • "Several theories have been proposed to explain the development of dermoid cysts. The preponderant one suggests that they develop from the entrapment and consequent growth of epithelial cells from the first (mandibular) and the second (hyoid) branchial arches (Ohta et al. 2012). Another theory suggests that traumatic implantation from surgical or accidental injury Τόμος 15, Νο 3, 2014/Vol 15, No 3, 2014 Εικ. 1. Η ενδοστοματική βλάβη που καταλαμβάνει ολόκληρο το έδαφος του στόματος. "

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