- Etiology: Entrapment of epithelial cells along the lines of embryonic closure or fusion.
- Method of Transmission: Not applicable.
- Characteristics: develops a painless, slow growing, soft, doughy, midline mass, primarily in the floor of the mouth.
- Dental Implications: If the lesion is located in the floor of the mouth, it can impair chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Patient may present with this as a reason for seeking dental care.
-Treatment and Prognosis: Surgical excision. Prognosis is excellent. There is a slight chance of malignant transformation in dermoid cyst that have been present for a long time.
- Citation: Delong, Burkhart textbook, pgs 423-424