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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-94

A large obstructive hard palate Teratoma in a neonate

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, INHS Asvini, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Pushpa Kumari
INDC Danteshwari, INHS Asvini, Near RC Church, Mumbai - 400 005, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jodd.jodd_37_21

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A neonate female was born with congenital swelling of the hard palate. The baby did not cry immediately after birth, and she was in respiratory distress. The patient required positive pressure ventilation in bag and mask ventilation followed by endotracheal intubation. Noncontrast computed tomography of the head on the 7th day of life showed a soft tissue density fat-containing lesion over the roof of the oral cavity and bony defect in the hard palate. It was provisionally diagnosed as a case of soft tissue mass – hamartoma of the hard palate associated with complete cleft palate and acyanotic heart disease. The patient underwent excision of the mass on the 9th day of life. Histopathological report showed mature teratoma. Teratoma is a rare congenital malformation. At present, after 2 years of age, the patient shows no signs of recurrence.

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