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Reconstruction of a congenital midpalatal hairy polyp.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14706309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hairy polyps (dermoids or oronasopharyngeal teratomas) are a type of congenital tumour that contain elements of bigerminal origin (ectoderm and mesoderm). We describe a baby who presented with a hairy polyp of the hard palate protruding from the mouth. This was not causing respiratory distress but she had feeding difficulties. She was successfully operated on the age of 5 days, the defect was reconstructed with hairless skin of the mass and she was able to suck after a month.
A Faruk Kiroglu; Ahmet Kutluhan; Irfan Bayram; Oguz Tuncer; Feyyat Sakin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-06     Completed Date:  2004-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Yüzüncü Yil University, 65200, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Palatal Neoplasms / congenital*,  surgery
Palate, Hard / surgery
Polyps / congenital*,  surgery
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Skin Transplantation
Teratoma / congenital*,  surgery

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