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Oral cavity masses in a newborn
  1. Vinay Kumar Rai1,2,
  2. Ashwini Kumar3
  1. 1 Neonatology, Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi, India
  2. 2 Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  3. 3 Pediatrics, SCI Hospital, GK-1, Delhi, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vinay Kumar Rai, Neonatology, Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi, India; vinaypedia{at}

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A term healthy female baby born via normal vaginal delivery was referred to us for oral cavity masses noticed soon after birth. On examination, there were two pedunculated red round masses attached to hard palate near the gingiva with no other associated anomalies (figure 1). All antenatal scans of the mother were normal. Based on the clinical examination, diagnosis of congenital epulis (CE) was made and the patient …

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