CONGENITAL EPULIS


Sakin Y. F. , Cankaya H. , Ugurlu S., Kosem M.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.6, no.3, pp.90-92, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20765
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-92

Abstract

Congenital epulis is a rarely encountered pathology the majority of which originates from the gingival mucosa particularly the anterior portion of the maxillary alveolar arch A one day old neonate was brought with an oral mass disrupting nursing On examination a 3X2 cm spherical mass originating from the upper gingiva was found The mass was excised under local anesthesia and histopathologically diagnosed as congenital epulis During a follow up of 4 months no recurrence was found in the patient Congenital epulis has to be among the diagnoses considered initially in gingival masses in neonates