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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(2):175-179.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.2.175    Published online February 1, 2010.
A case of fetal congenital epulis mimicking oral tumor detected by prenatal ultrasonography.
Ji Won Ryu, Ja Young Kwon, Ka Hyun Nam, Yong Won Park, Young Han Kim
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea. yhkim522@yuhs.ac
Congenital epulis, a kind of hamartoma, is a very rare tumor, which appears in front of maxillary alveolar ridge in most cases, and accompanies no malformations. As the tumor protrudes from the oral cavity, it may lead to respiratory difficulties and feeding problems. Therefore it is important for pregnant women to receive comprehensive prenatal counseling with accurate diagnosis of the fetal oral tumor. We report a rare case of prenatal detection of oral tumor with a brief review of literatures, which was confirmed to be a congenital epulis or granular cell tumor after birth.
Key Words: Granular cell tumor, Congenital epulis, Ultrasonography, Congenital anomaly

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