What are vallecular cysts?

Also known as: base of tongue cysts, epiglottic mucus retention cysts.

Vallecular cysts are pockets of infection that develop at the base of the tongue. They are often present at birth but tend to grow worse over time.


Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

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