Case report: Sublingual epidermoid cyst in an elderly patient
The occurrence of epidermoid cysts in the floor of the mouth is uncommon, particularly in elderly patients. We present the case of a 77-year-old female, who presented with minimal symptoms, despite a large floor of mouth swelling, which obscured her tongue from vision. The mass was removed via an intraoral approach under local anaesthesia (LA) and intravenous (IV) sedation, keeping complications and recovery time to a minimum. The mass was revealed to be an epidermoid cyst and the patient made a swift recovery. The features and classification of these cysts are discussed.
Lecturer in Emergency Dental Care
Leo FA Stassen
FRCS (Ed) FDSRCS MA FTCD FFSEM(UK) FFDRCSI
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Corresponding author: Stephen Anderson
Division three, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2.
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