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Case Report

Year: 2016 | Month: December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 58-60

A Rare Case Report of Vallecular Cyst

Neetu Vanapalli1, Venkatraman J2

Postgraduate1, Assistant Professor2,
*Dept. of Pathology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry.
**Dept. of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry.

Corresponding Author: Venkatraman J


Vallecular cysts are rare retention cysts of minor salivary glands seen in the vallecula and base of tongue. Distortion of epiglottis is observed when the cysts grow larger in size. They cause significant retroflexion of the epiglottis leading to dysphagia, odynophagia and respiratory obstruction. We report an uncommon case vallecular cyst in an adult, which has been treated surgically.

Key words: Vallecular cysts, salivary glands, vallecula.

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