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Submental epidermoid cysts in children


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Epidermoid cysts are lesions, which form as a
result of implantation of the epidermis in the layers of the
dermis or the mucous membrane. The lesions are rare in
adults with 7% occurring in the head and neck area and
most often located in the submental region. In children
population submental epidermoid cysts are extremely
rare. The differential diagnosis of the lesions is necessary
as it affects the choice of treatment methods. Among the
pathological conditions occurring in that region, salivary
retention cyst (ranula), thyroglossal duct cyst, vascular
lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma), median neck
cyst, lymphadenopathy, thyroid gland tumor, laryngeal
cyst, epidermoid and dermoid cysts, submental abscess,
sialolithiasis and salivary gland inflammation should be
considered. The authors of the present report demonstrate
two cases of submental epidermoid cysts in children.
Differential diagnosis in case of suspected submental epidermoid
cyst in a child with proposed clinical practice
and literature review is provided.









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11 - 11 - 2014
26 - 6 - 2014
29 - 7 - 2013


  • Department of Pediatric
    Otolaryngology, Medical University of Lodz, ul. Sporna 36/50,
    91-738 Lodz, Poland
  • Department of Pediatric
    Otolaryngology, Medical University of Lodz, ul. Sporna 36/50,
    91-738 Lodz, Poland


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