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Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 6     9. May 2011
Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 6  (09.05.2011)

Page 479-482, PubMed:21519585

Clinical and surgical treatment of a rare lingual cyst in a 12-year-old girl
Soares, Eduardo Costa Studart / Fonteles, Cristiane Sá Roriz / Alves, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes / Nogueira, Alexandre Simoes
Cysts lined with gastrointestinal or respiratory epithelium are rarely found in the oral cavity. These lesions usually involve the ventral surface of the tongue or floor of the mouth. This article describes a new case of a lingual cyst lined by respiratory epithelium, discussing its clinical relevance, surgical management, and ideal time for intervention.

Keywords: lingual cyst, management, respiratory epithelium