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An Unusual Case of Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of Maxilla

Vaidya Abhishek, Sharma Arpit, Dabholkar Jyoti, Raut Abhijit

Citation Information : Abhishek V, Arpit S, Jyoti D, Abhijit R. An Unusual Case of Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of Maxilla. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (1):43-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1009

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).



Epidermal inclusion cyst is a relatively common condition usually associated with trauma, with characteristic presentation, and seen in the extremities. However, it is an uncommon entity in the head and neck region.


The purpose of this paper is to report the unusual presentation of epidermal inclusion cyst in the maxilla without any definitive history of trauma and to review the concerned English language literature.


In the absence of any definitive history of trauma, only a thorough clinical examination along with characteristic radiological imaging and histopathological findings will help in diagnosing epidermal inclusion cyst.

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