Sublingual Epidermoid Cyst Mimicking Plunging Ranula


Epidermoid cyst
floor of the mouth
case report

How to Cite

S, K., Putra SHA, P. ., & R, R. (2007). Sublingual Epidermoid Cyst Mimicking Plunging Ranula. Malaysian Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 5(1), 28–30. Retrieved from


Epidermoid cyst is an uncommon developmental anomaly in the oral cavity. We report a case of 28-year old Malay woman, who presented with a history of progressive, painless swelling of the floor of the mouth for three months which mimicking plunging ranula. The cyst was removed under general anaesthesia via an intraoral approach and histopathological examination revealed an epidermoid cyst. The clinical features and surgical approaches were discussed.