Congenital epulis is a rare benign tumor of the newborn that could be detected in the prenatal period. Females are more often affected than males and the premaxillary region is usually the predilection site for this oral mass. Excision is the treatment of choice and no recurrences have been reported so far.
We present our experience with two cases of congenital epulis, detected in the second trimester of gestation and treated shortly after birth with no further complications. Histopathology should differentiate between congenital epulis and other congenital oral tumors even if its clinical appearance is usually enough to make a tentative diagnosis.
A multidisciplinary assessment in the management of this tumor can avoid unwanted complications such as airway obstruction or bleeding.
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Ivanov, Monica; Stroe, Bianca; Ardeleanu, Valeriu; Hainarosie, Razvan; Constantin, Vlad Denis; Dumitriu, Anca Silvia; Paunica, Stana; and Kadar, Anna
"Congenital Epulis: A Two-Case Report,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 8:
2, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol8/iss2/25
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