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Case Report

Year: 2018 | Month: November | Volume: 8 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 307-310

Epidermoid Cyst of the Buccal Mucosa Presenting as an Odontogenic Abscess in an 82 Year Old Man: An Unusual Presentation

Dr. Partha S Chakraborty1, Dr. Subhas C Debnath2, Dr. Apurba Adhyapok3

1Senior lecturer, 2Reader, 3Head of the Department,
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Regional Dental College, Guwahati, Assam, India

Corresponding Author: Dr. Partha S Chakraborty


Epidermoid cysts present intraorally in the floor of mouth, and in the 3rd and 4th decades of life. Only a few case reports mention the presence of this cyst in the buccal mucosa. We report a case of epidermoid cyst in buccal mucosa in a 82 year old male, mimicking as odontogenic abscess. The patients with oral epidermoid cyst require periodic follow-up for recurrence.

Key words: Epidermoid cyst, buccal mucosa, odontogenic abscess

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