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Eur J Pediatr. 2013 Nov;172(11):1563-4. doi: 10.1007/s00431-013-2078-4. Epub 2013 Jun 29.

Epidermal inclusion cyst of the soft palate and uvula in an infant.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, 325, Section 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Taipei, 114, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Abstract

Congenital epidermal inclusion cysts of the soft palate or the uvula are uncommon mass lesions, and there have been only limited case reports of these in the literature. Although epidermal cysts are benign in nature and develop slowly, mass lesions growing near the soft palate or the uvula can result in velopharyngeal insufficiency, affecting both speech and swallowing. We present such a condition in a 7-month-old male infant with an epidermal inclusion cyst involving both the soft palate and the uvula.

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23812515
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10.1007/s00431-013-2078-4
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