Epidermoid Cyst of The Tonsil: A Rare Finding

  • Anshu Jain Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Noora Saeed Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Veena Maheshwari Professor, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Maria Kamal Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India.
Keywords: epidermoid cyst, tonsils, chronic tonsillitis


Epidermoid cysts are benign developmental cyst with a low incidence in the head and neck region of approximately 2%.  The various locations where the cyst can arise are sublingual, submental, submandibular, buccal mucosa and very rarely the tonsils. Here we present an epidermoid cyst of left tonsil which was incidentally detected in a patient diagnosed of chronic tonsilitis.



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How to Cite
Jain A, Saeed N, Maheshwari V, Kamal M. Epidermoid Cyst of The Tonsil: A Rare Finding. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2017Mar.18 [cited 2023Sep.25];3(1):14-5. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/107