1987 Volume 33 Issue 11 Pages 2244-2250
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.