Table 8. Soft Tissue Cysts
|SOFT TISSUE CYSTS|
Compressible; well-circumscribed; asymptomatic; slowly growing; overlying mucosa is normal.
|Gingival cyst||Located on attached gingiva anterior to 1st molars|
|Lymphoepithelial cyst||Usually has yellow color; occurs in floor of mouth, ventral & lateral surfaces of tongue, soft palate & tonsillar area; also occurs in anterior cervical lymph node chain (branchial cleft or cervical lymphoepithelial cyst)|
|Epidermoid or dermoid cyst||“Doughy” to palpation; usually occurs in floor of mouth; occurs commonly in skin|
|Thyroglossal tract cyst||Occurs in midline of neck; may be attached to hyoid bone & moves when patient swallows|
|Nasolabial cyst||Located in maxillary labial fold & ala of nose area|
- These are cysts, but they have the clinical & historical features of benign neoplasms.