Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

KNOW THIS FIELD
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-

Know this Field


Renjith George, Jose Joy Idiculla, B Sivapathasundharam 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India

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




How to cite this article:
George R, Idiculla JJ, Sivapathasundharam B. Know this Field.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2010;14:10-10


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George R, Idiculla JJ, Sivapathasundharam B. Know this Field. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Sep 16 ];14:10-10
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 Case Details



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



Cystic lesion and associated connective tissue capsule with overlying dermis of skin [Figure 1]Cystic space lined by pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium [Figure 2],[Figure 3],[Figure 4],[Figure 5],[Figure 6],[Figure 7],[Figure 8],[Figure 9]Another encapsulated cystic cavity containing mucinous material within the lumen with no epithelial lining. [Figure 3],[Figure 4],[Figure 5]Numerous sweat glands and hair follicles toward the periphery

 Differential Diagnosis



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



Thyroglossal tract cyst.