A rare case of congenital epidermoid cyst of the hard palate

BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Oct 20;2011:bcr0720114485. doi: 10.1136/bcr.07.2011.4485.


Epidermoid cysts are benign conditions that are thought to derive from abnormally situated ectodermal inclusions in the oral cavity. They are generally found in hands, fingers, feet, ovaries and testicles but in oral cavity they represent a very rare event. This is the first case of an intraosseous epidermoid cyst situated in the hard palate. Healing was uneventful and there was no sign of recurrence in 2-years follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Epidermal Cyst / congenital
  • Epidermal Cyst / diagnostic imaging
  • Epidermal Cyst / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Mouth Abnormalities / diagnostic imaging
  • Mouth Abnormalities / surgery*
  • Palate, Hard / abnormalities
  • Palate, Hard / diagnostic imaging
  • Palate, Hard / surgery*
  • Radiography