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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2013 Jan;17(1):148. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.110729.

Epidermoid cyst localized in the palatine tonsil.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Firat University, Medical Faculty, Elazig, Turkey.


Epidermoid and dermoid cysts are benign, developmental lesions that can be encountered anywhere in the body. Our literature search did not result in a finding of any report of an epidermoid cyst located in the palatine tonsils. This is a report of a 42-year-old female patient who underwent a tonsillectomy for diagnostic purposes because of an epidermoid cyst arising from the tonsil which was confirmed by histology.


Dermoid cyst; epidermoid cyst; palatine tonsil

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