Soft-Tissue Cysts: Definition, Origin, Example of some soft tissue cysts
Definition of cysts : Cysts are epithelium-lined pathological cavities, usually filled with fluid, semi-solid material, or cellular debris.
Definition of Soft-tissue cysts: Soft-tissue cysts are a histogenetically heterogeneous group, characterized by the location on the soft tissues. Clinically, they present as a soft or fluctuant swelling.
Origin: The cysts that are included in this group may be-
- odontogenic, and
Example of some Soft-tissue cysts :
- Dermoid cyst
- Lymphoepithelial cyst
- Eruption cyst
- Gingival cyst of the newborn
- Gingival cyst of the adult
- Thyroglossal duct cyst
- Nasolabial cyst
- Palatine papilla cyst