Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 765--767

Intraoral excision of large submental dermoid


Ankur Bhatnagar, Vinay Kumar Verma, Pankaj Kumar Patel 
 Department of Plastic Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ankur Bhatnagar
Department of Plastic Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Sublingual dermoids are the rarest forms of craniofacial dermoids mostly seen in young individuals. Excision of large and deep submental dermoid is generally done via extraoral approach scarring the most prominent part of the face, which can lead to post operative scar hypertrophy and hyperpigmentation especially in non-Caucasian races. Presence of such scars leads to adverse psychological effects in young individuals. Excision via intraoral route, although technically demanding, can be simplified using basic principles of plastic surgery leading to optimal aesthetic outcome with least downtime. We excised a large sublingual dermoid extending deep to the mylohyoid muscle through intraoral approach with excellent cosmetic results. Clinicians dealing with such lesions should keep these principals in their armamentarium when dealing with this rare subset of cases.


How to cite this article:
Bhatnagar A, Verma VK, Patel PK. Intraoral excision of large submental dermoid.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:765-767


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Bhatnagar A, Verma VK, Patel PK. Intraoral excision of large submental dermoid. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 May 22 ];24:765-767
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