Ruptured and Inflamed Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of Tongue- A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Nishant Sagar,
606 Royal Park, Ramprastha Greens, Sector-9, Vaishali, Ghaziabad-201012, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Epidermal inclusion cyst (EIC) is rare in head and neck region with incidence in oral cavity being less than 0.01%, presenting as congenital or as acquired lesions. Clinically patient presents with dysphagia, difficulty in breathing and may be associated with various syndromes like Gardner syndrome, basal cell nevus syndrome and pachyonychia congenita. Pathogenesis of EIC includes implantation of ectodermal component along the embryological site of fusion or due to trauma. A case of EIC of tongue in a three year old male child is presented here along with review of literature.
Acquired cysts, Epidermoid cyst, Intraoral cysts
Nishant Sagar, Prerna Arora, Nita Khurana, JC Passey. RUPTURED AND INFLAMED EPIDERMAL INCLUSION CYST OF TONGUE- A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 August [cited: 2018 Sep 24 ]; 12:ED03-ED04. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 10, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jan 30, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 25, 2018
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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