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Journal of Case Reports
Congenital Teratoid Cyst of the Tongue
Fakuade Babatunde Oludare1, Yusuf Mohammed Abdullahi2, Omitola Olufemi Gbenga3, Akpobi Ochuko Bright1
Departments of 1Dental/Maxillofacial Surgery and 2Histopathology, Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe; 3Department of Oral Pathology/Oral Biology, Dental Centre, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, P/Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Fakuade Babatunde Oludare
Email: ketretees31@gmail.com
Received: 24-AUG-2017 Accepted: 15-DEC-2017 Published Online: 10-JAN-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0002
Background: Teratoid cyst is a rare variant of dermoid cyst composed of tissues from the two or more germinal layers. They are seen in children and young adults, arising as a result of failure of closure of the embryonic branchial arches or migration of the germinal cells away from place of origin. Case Report: We describe a male infant with a teratoid cyst of the tongue. Conclusion: Treatment of choice in mature teratoid cyst is surgical excision.
Keywords : Branchial region, Dermoid cyst, Tongue, Tongue Diseases.
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