J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  2014 Jan;36(1):13-15.

Epithelial Cyst of the Uvula with Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip and Palate

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University, Korea. hkshin@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Epithelial cysts are benign epithelium-lined lesions that contain fluid or semisolid material. Most epithelial cysts in the oral cavity occur in the anterior part of the mouth floor. Cysts arising on the uvula in a cleft palate patient are rare. Intraoral examination in a 14-month-old boy with a complete cleft lip and palate revealed a cystic lesion on the right uvula. The lesion was excised and push-back palatorrhaphy with Z-plasty on the uvula was performed. Histopathological examination diagnosed an epithelial cyst. We report a case of an epithelial cyst of uvula in a patient with a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate.

Keyword

Epithelial cyst; Cleft palate; Uvula; Soft palate

MeSH Terms

Cleft Lip*
Cleft Palate
Humans
Infant
Male
Mouth
Mouth Floor
Palate*
Palate, Soft
Uvula*
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