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Congenital cystic mass of the tongue
  1. Yaseen Joolay1,
  2. Chantal Stewart2
  1. 1Department of Neonatal Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yaseen Joolay, Department of Neonatal Medicine, H46 Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa; yaseen.joolay{at}

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We present a rare case of a congenital lingual teratoma found antenatally by fetal ultrasound.

A 25-year-old pregnant patient was seen at our Fetal Medicine Unit at 21 weeks' gestation with a fetal anomaly. A 19 mm mass was visible in the mouth of the fetus on ultrasound. The mass consisted of two distinct cystic components (figure 1) which …

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