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Newborn with Large Palatal Swelling - A Case Report

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Author(s): Teena Bansal | Neha Hasija | Sarla Hooda

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 13;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: neonate | palatal swelling | endotracheal tube | congenital epulis

ABSTRACT
Palatal swelling is a rare condition presenting with a difficult airway or airway obstruction. These swellings can range from epulis, encephalocoele, dermoid cysts or teratoma to benign and malignant neoplasms. Airway management of such patients, especially in children is difficult and challenging.
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