A midface swelling in a child -- A possible diagnostic dilemma
K Patel, D Oudit, G Ross, C Nicolson, AJ Howcroft
A lump on the midface of a child can pose as a diagnostic dilemma. There is a wide variety of possible differential diagnoses, ranging from simple benign conditions such as a sebaceous cyst, dermoid cyst, lipoma, neuroma and neurofibroma, to potentially devastating conditions such as odontogenic myxoma.
A case of a child in which the formulation of a definite diagnosis was clinically and histologically challenging is presented.