Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--45

Congenital naso-pharyngeal teratoma with cleft palate


PR Kothari, A Jiwane, B Kulkarni 
 Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, LTM Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India

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PR Kothari
Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, LTM Medical College, Sion, Mumbai
India

ABSTRACT: True Epignathus are extremely rare forms of teratoid tumors arising from the palate or pharynx in the region of the basisphenoid (Rathke«SQ»s pouch) filling the buccal cavity and protruding from the mouth. This condition is associated with a high mortality rate due to severe airway obstruction especially in the neonatal period. This requires prenatal planning and prompt surgical treatment after birth. We describe a case where two swellings were arising from the tongue and oropharynx and was associated with cleft palate which we attempted to salvage with prompt surgery.


How to cite this article:
Kothari P, Jiwane A, Kulkarni B. Congenital naso-pharyngeal teratoma with cleft palate.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2004;9:42-45


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Kothari P, Jiwane A, Kulkarni B. Congenital naso-pharyngeal teratoma with cleft palate. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2004 [cited 2020 Feb 27 ];9:42-45
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