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An Unusual Occurrence of Epidermoid Cyst in the Inner Mucosa of the Upper Lip: A Case Report

  • Journal of the Korean academy of pediatric dentistry
  • Abbr : J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent
  • 2020, 47(4), pp.463-468
  • DOI : 10.5933/JKAPD.2020.47.4.463
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : March 3, 2020
  • Accepted : March 28, 2020
  • Published : November 30, 2020

Jihye Lee 1 Choi Nam-Ki ORD ID 2 Kim Seon Mi ORD ID 2

1전남대학교 치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실
2전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Epidermoid cysts are rare benign lesions in the oral cavity that may be either congenital or acquired. The cysts are usually slow-growing and asymptomatic until becoming secondarily infected or large enough to interfere with mastication and speech. Consequently, diagnosis is often delayed. The condition is also uncommon in newborns and infants. Most of the lesions occur in the floor of the mouth and rarely in the upper lip. This report describes the case of a 29-month-old girl with a palpable mass in the inner mucosa of the upper lip. The lesion was surgically enucleated using an intraoral approach and histopathologically diagnosed as epidermoid cyst.

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