Japanese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1579
Print ISSN : 0021-5163
ISSN-L : 0021-5163
Lymphoepithelial cyst of the ventral surface of the tongue
Report of a case
Shoji TSURUTadao SUGIMOTOHarutaka HIMEDAKazuhisa NISHINOIsao AKAMATakanori YAMANOHideo KUROKAWAMinoru KAJIYAMA
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1987 Volume 33 Issue 11 Pages 2244-2250

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Abstract

The lymphoepithelial cyst commonly occurs on the lateral aspect of the neck, but rarely in the oral cavity.
The cyst is characterized by a cystic cavity lined by stratified squamous epithelium, surrounded by lymphoid tissue.
We report a case of the oral lymphoepithelial cyst in the right ventral surface of the tongue with some discussion.
The case was 73 year-old female who complained of a small mass on the right ventral surface of the tongue. As clinical findings, the mass had 10mm×7mm oval shape, clear border, smooth surface, and was elastic soft.
The prognosis is fairly good after surgical treatment and there is no recurrence after one year.

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