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Vol. 72, No. 8
ISSN: 1488-2159
October 2006


Congenital Epulis: A Surprise in the Neonate


• Taylor P. McGuire, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Petrus P. Gomes, DDS, MSc, PhD •
• Marshall M. Freilich, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) •
• George K.B. Sándor, MD, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), FRCSC, FACS •

A b s t r a c t

A newborn infant with congenital epulis can be a striking sight for both parents and health care professionals involved in neonatal care. These tumours of the infant mouth can be remarkably large, occupying much of the oral cavity and posing a risk of airway obstruction or interfering with feeding. Dentists should be able to recognize these swellings as they may be asked to consult and provide information to parents and other practitioners regarding treatment of these lesions.


MeSH Key Words: gingival neoplasms/complications; gingival neoplasms/congenital; granular cell tumor/congenital; infant, newborn
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