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Pathology of Intra-Oral Tumours

Dr Sampurna Roy MD





Congenital epulis, a rare benign tumour of the newborn, usually arise from the lateral alveolar ridge of the maxilla and is commoner in girls. 

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Pathology Quiz Case 10: Case history and images

Hairy polyp of the oronasopharynx is an uncommon developmental malformation that is most frequently seen as a pedunculated tumor in the neonate.

Derived from the ectoderm and mesoderm, this benign tumor generally has been classified as dermoid.

The congenital hairy polyp, a hamartoma, usually arises in the oropharynx and consists of fat and muscle covered by epidermis with hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands.


Further reading:

Oropharyngeal tumor in the newborn: a case report .

Hairy polyp of the oropharynx: case report and literature review.

Hairy polyp of the oropharynx: case report and literature review.



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)






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