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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Dec;40(6):313-315. English. Case Report.
Kwak EJ , Jung YS , Park HS , Jung HD .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.
Oral Science Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.

An oral foregut cyst is a rare congenital choristoma lined by the respiratory and/or gastrointestinal epithelium. The exact etiology has not been fully identified, but it is thought to arise from misplaced primitive foregut. This lesion develops asymptomatically but sometimes causes difficulty in swallowing and pronunciation depending on its size. Thus, the first choice of treatment is surgical excision. Surgeons associated with head and neck pathology should include the oral foregut cyst in the differential diagnosis for ranula, dermoid cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst and lymphangioma in cases of pediatric head and neck lesions.

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