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A Case of Epidermoid Inclusion Cyst in the Nasal Vestibule

Introduction: Epidermal inclusion cyst are formed due to trauma or they may be congenital. They are unusual in head and neck region. Epidermal inclusion cyst is rare in nasal vestibular region.

Case report: To present a case of Epidermal inclusion cyst in the right nasal vestibular region with no history of trauma. Patient had no allergic symptoms. The swelling was non fluctuant and cystic. All routine investigation normal. The swelling was excised via elliptical incision and sent for histopathological examination. Histopathological finding consistent with epidermal inclusion cyst.

Conclusion: Epidermal inclusion cyst in nasal vestibular region is rare. In the absence of history of trauma, only clinical examination and histopathology will help in diagnosis.

Author(s): Sankaranarayanan, Gopalakrishnan, Nirmal Kumar, Swarna Saravanan