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Giant epidermal inclusion cyst of the thyroid: a rare occurrence

Swagatika Samal; Mukund Sable; Pradeep Pradhan

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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.


Epidermal Cyst, Rare Diseases, Thyroid Gland, Thyroidectomy


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