This is a retrospective single centre study of 60 consecutive cases in children. Ages are from four months to 14 years and cover the period 2000-2012. All patients were treated under a general anaesthetic. As expected most of the cysts were mucoceles and ranulas. Forty-nine patients had an intraoral approach and 11 required an extra oral one. There is a good discussion of each of the common cysts namely mucoceles, ranulas, plunging ranulas, dermoid and epidermoid cysts, cystic hygromas, branchial cleft cyst and thyroglossal cysts. The paper is worth reading just to get an overview of the incidence and treatment of the commonest types of these lesions. There are good photographs and some scanned pictures. It is also good to get a perspective on these fairly common and some uncommon lesions that may present unexpectedly.