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

  • Kim, Young-Bin (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Yang, Jae-Young (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Leem, Dae-Ho (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Baek, Jin-A (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Ko, Seung-O (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Shin, Hyo-Keun (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2013.09.13
  • Accepted : 2014.01.10
  • Published : 2014.01.30

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.

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