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Giant epidermal inclusion cyst of the thyroid: a rare occurrence

Swagatika Samal; Mukund Sable; Pradeep Pradhan

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Abstract

Epidermal inclusion cyst (EIC) of the thyroid is extremely rare in the clinical practice. A handful of cases have been documented in the past in the world literature. A giant EIC of the thyroid is hitherto unreported. This lesion may arise from the squamous metaplasia of the thyroid follicular cells. Though non-neoplastic, giant forms can cause compression of the vital structures of the neck. In the present case, we have described a giant epidermal inclusion cyst successfully managed with surgical management.

Keywords

Epidermal Cyst, Rare Diseases, Thyroid Gland, Thyroidectomy

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Submitted date:
09/18/2020

Accepted date:
07/09/2021

Publication date:
09/03/2021

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