Pediatric cervicofacial actinomycosis disclosing an underlying congenital dermoid cyst

Santwana Verma, Ghanshyam Kumar Verma, Vinay Shanker, Anil Kanga, Gagandeep Singh, Neelam Gupta, Geeta Ram Tegta, Jatin Sharma, Aarti Garg


Pediatric cervicofacial actinomycosis is a rare occurrence consequent to dental infections and manipulations or maxillofacial trauma. The clinical presentation ranges from multiple draining sinuses to swellings resembling tumors and cysts. The present unusual case had congenital dermoid cyst of mid upper lip with Actinomyces israelii infection identified on microscopy, culture, and histopathology. A successful outcome in the present case was obtained using combination of medical and surgical treatment.

Key Words: Actinomycosis, cervicofacial, dermoid cyst, pediatric

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