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Congenital Epulis: A Case Report and Estimation of Incidence

Author(s): David Bosanquet | Graham Roblin

Journal: International Journal of Otolaryngology
ISSN 1687-9201

Volume: 2009;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Congenital Epulis, also known as Neumann's tumour, is a rare congenital growth affecting the gingival mucosa of neonates. It is benign condition, seen more frequently in females, with multiple Epuli occurring in only 10% of cases. The cause and origin of Congenital Epulis remains unclear. In this article we present a case report of an otherwise healthy female neonate with two Congenital Epuli arising from the upper and lower gingival margin, which were successfully treated with surgical excision. We also present a review of the literature and an estimation of the incidence of Congenital Epulis based on our institutions figures, of 0.0006% (upper 95% confidence interval: 0.0035%).

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