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Multiple congenital epulis in newborn - A rare presentation

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Author(s): Sahu Sandeep | Maurya R | Rao Yaswant | Agarwal Asha

Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ISSN 0973-029X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 78;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Congenital granular cell epulis | multiple congenital epulis | Neumann′s tumor | oral tumors

ABSTRACT
A newborn infant with multiple congenital oral swellings can be a striking sight for both parents and healthcare professionals involved in neonatal care. Neumann first described congenital epulis of a newborn in 1871, hence it is also known as Neumann′s tumor. Congenital epulis occurs at birth and has a predilection for females. Congenital epulis clinically appears as a pedunculated protuberant mass. In cases with large lesions, mechanical, oral, and nasal obstruction can impair fetal deglutition or interfering with feeding and / or respiratory impairment. We are reporting a case of a six-day-old, 3.5 kg newborn female, who had reported to our institution with multiple congenital oral swellings arising from the maxilla and mandible.
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