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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(5), 107-110
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-5-4
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Oral Teratoma (Epignathus) in a Newborn: A Case Report

Btissaam. Belhoucha1, , lahcen. Aderdour1, khaoula hssaine1, Youssef. Rochdi1, Hassan. Nouri1 and Abdelaziz. Raji1

1Department of ENT, CHU Med VI, Marrakech, Morocco

Pub. Date: June 04, 2014

Cite this paper:
Btissaam. Belhoucha, lahcen. Aderdour, khaoula hssaine, Youssef. Rochdi, Hassan. Nouri and Abdelaziz. Raji. Oral Teratoma (Epignathus) in a Newborn: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(5):107-110. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-5-4


Congenital nasopharyngeal teratoma or epignathus is a very rare congenital neoplasms, it may be mature, immature or malignant. We report the case of a 04-day old female neonate, with a teratoma of the nasopharyngeal area. Examination showed a polypoid mass protruding from the nasopharynx measuring 3 x 2 x 2 cm, covered on one side with numerous fine and coarse hair. Surgical excision of the mass was performed under general anesthesia on day 4 after birth. Pathology revealed a well differentiated mature teratoma. The patient had no complication in the postoperative period.

Oral teratoma a newborn respiratory distress

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