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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 469-471
Teratoid cyst of the oral cavity: A rare entity


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sangeeta J Palaskar
Department of Oral Pathology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Vadgaon (Bk), Off Sinhgad Road, Pune 411 041, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.151359

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The teratoid cyst is a rare variant of the dermoid cyst which seldom occurs in the oral cavity. If seen, they generally present as slow growing cysts of the floor of mouth, reported commonly in the 2 nd and 3 rd decade of life in males. Histopathologically, dermoid cyst is classified as epidermoid cyst, true dermoid cyst and teratoid cyst depending on the presence of adnexal structures and derivatives of all three germ layers. Herewith we report a rare case of teratoid cyst of the floor of the mouth, in a 2-year-old female child, which was present since birth.


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