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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10
 

Know this Field


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India

Date of Web Publication11-Jun-2010

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Renjith George
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai
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George R, Idiculla JJ, Sivapathasundharam B. Know this Field. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2010;14:10

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   Case Details Top


A 15-year-old male reported with swelling in the midline of the neck since 2.5 years, measuring 1 cm Χ 1 cm. The swelling moved upward with protrusion of the tongue and moved along with deglutition.


   Histopathology Top





   Differential Diagnosis Top


Dermoid cyst shows epidermal lining and one or more skin appendages in the fibrous wall and the lumen is usually filled with keratin.

Epidermoid cyst shows a cystic lining comprising of stratified squamous epithelium with glandular differentiation and is filled with desquamated keratin.

Lymphoepithelial (branchial cleft) cyst occurs usually on the lateral neck region and is usually lined by stratified squamous epithelium, and the fibrous wall contains lymphoid tissue arranged in a follicular pattern. Sometimes, the lining may be of ciliated or nonciliated columnar or pseudostratified columnar epithelium.


   Final Diagnosis Top


Thyroglossal tract cyst.


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