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Niger J Surg. 2019 Jul-Dec;25(2):217-219. doi: 10.4103/njs.NJS_36_18.

Submental Dermoid Cyst Mimicking Double Chin.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Malla Reddy Dental College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Bommajis Face and Jaw Surgery Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.


Dermoid cysts are developmental cysts, arising from entrapped midline ectodermal tissue lined by epidermis, with skin appendages present in the fibrous wall when the 1st and 2nd branchial arches of each side fuse and the entrapped tissues then undergo proliferation and cystic transformation. A 27-year-old male reported with a single large swelling in the submental region of 1-year duration, which was diagnosed as dermoid cyst after surgical excision using extraoral approach.


Dermoid cyst; midline swelling; submental region

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