Traumatic Presentation of A Periorbital Dermoid Cyst: A Case Report
Article Type: Case Report

Kiranya Tipirneni1, John Carter2, Michael Marino2, Rohan R Walvekar3*

1The University of Queensland School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA

2Department of Otolaryngology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

3Department of Otolaryngology, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Corresponding Author:

Dr. Rohan R Walvekar MD
Associate Professor 

Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

533 Bolivar Street, Suite 566

New Orleans, LA 70112

Received: 2015-10-05 ; Accepted: 2015-10-26 ; Published: 2015-11-02
Citation: Tipirneni K, Carter J, Marino M, Walvekar RR (2015) Traumatic presentation of a periorbital dermoid cyst: a case report. J Ocr 1:10431.
Copyright: ©2015 Walvekar RR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the CC Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Dermoid cysts are largely considered benign, developmental neoplasms that frequently present during childhood. Orbitofacial dermoids represent a unique group of embryologically derived soft tissue masses that often present as localized, well-circumscribed swellings along the embryonal suture lines. Clinical presentation is variable, but in rare instances, may be preceded by local trauma, possibly suggesting an inciting event as the initial stimulus to cyst enlargement. Although dermoid cysts tend to remain clinically benign, their natural history of gradual enlargement necessitates complete surgical excision to prevent complications.
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