EPIDERMOID CYST: REPORT OF THREE CASES WITH REVIEW ON ITS PATHOGENESIS
Dr. Namita Sepolia*, Dr. Monika Negi, Dr. Gurveen Chawla and Dr. Abhiney Puri
Epidermoid cysts are benign, uncommon cystic which are encountered throughout the body. Around 80% of the epidermoid cysts are seen in ovaries and testicles whereas in head and neck, they account only about 7% and 1.6% of epidermoid cysts are reported in the oral cavity. Epidermoid cysts can occur anywhere on the body, usually along the lines of embryonic fusion and mostly on the face, scalp, neck, chest and upper back. Epidermoid cysts are generally indolent in nature, slow growing and usually asymptomatic unless secondarily infected. Histologically, epidermoid cysts are lined by stratified squamous epithelium with cystic lumen filled with keratin in the typical laminar pattern. Here we report three cases of epidermoid cysts first in the right temporal region, second over the left cheek area lateral to the nasolabial fold and third at the left cheek along the plane of occlusion which is also secondarily infected.
Keywords: Epidermoid Cyst, FNAC.
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