Lymphoepithelial cyst - Oral Mucosal Lesion
L72.3 – Sebaceous cyst
67045005 – Lymphoepithelial cyst of mouth
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Lipomas – These tend to occur on the buccal mucosa, rather than where lymphoid tissue is present.
- Epidermoid and dermoid cysts – These tend to occur in the midline of the floor of the mouth and are generally larger.
- Hyperplastic lymphoid tissue
- Hyperplastic Fordyce spots (sebaceous glands)
- Granular cell tumors – These may be yellow but they tend to be firm and deeper in the mucosa.