Dermoid Cysts of the Floor of Mouth: A Review

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İşeri M., UÇAR S., Öztürk M., Ulubil A.

Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research, vol.2, no.3, pp.1-3, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No




Aim: This report aims to evaluate the clinical features, the surgical approaches and the histopathologic outcomes of dermoid cysts in the floor of mouth. 

Materials and Methods: Data from seven dermoid cyst cases in the floor of mouth between 2003 and 2011 were reviewed. 

Results: The mean age of patients were 32, and the male to female ratio was 4:3. The locations of the cysts were sublingual in four patients, submental in one patient, both submental and sublingual in one patient, and submandibular in one patient. Cyst excisions were performed by the extraoral, intraoral, and endoscopic assisted intraoral approaches. The histopathological diagnosis was dermoid cyst for all patients. 

Conclusion: Dermoid cysts in the floor of mouth are uncommon, and the effective treatment is surgical excision. They should be removed gently and the cosmetic results should also be considered. No excessive surgery is needed.

Keywords: Floor of mouth; Dermoid; Cysts; Congenital lesions