Unusual sites of dermoid cysts

Sathyaki D. C., Mereen Susan Roy, Razal Mohammed Sherif, Ashish Rao


Background: Epidermoids are ectoderm lined inclusion cysts which can be present anywhere in the body, but are rare in head and neck. Although only 7% of the dermoid cysts occur in head and neck region they are a part of differential diagnosis of neck swellings. They are more common in midline. This study presents to you the dermoids which present in unusual sites.

Methods: It was a descriptive study. Cases which were proven as dermoid or epidermoid cysts by FNAC or by histopathology were included in this study.  

Results: Male patients were more affected than female patients.

Conclusions: Complete removal should be carried out to prevent recurrence. 


Dermoid cysts, Parotid, Head and neck

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