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CLINICOPATHOLOGIC CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 167-169

Congenital cyst of the orbit: A case report


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jabalpur Hospital and Research Centre, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Richa Gupta
Jabalpur Hospital and Research Centre, Jabalpur, Wright Town, Jabalpur - 482 002, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_80_15

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Dermoid cyst is an example of choristoma (i.e., tumors that originate from aberrant primordial tissue which result in normal appearing tissue in an abnormal location). This particular type of cyst is formed at the site where 2 suture lines of the skull close during embryonic development, and during this time, dermal or epidermal elements are pinched off which later convert to form cysts. Approximately, 50% of these tumors that involve the head are found in or adjacent to the orbit. This article presents a similar case of the orbital dermoid cyst with its management and also a review on other varieties of dermoid cysts of the head and neck region.


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