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Male fetus with epignathus originating from the ethmoidal sinus.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
0301-2115
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
69–72
Identifiers
PMID: 3545938
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Epignathus or teratoma arising from the hard palate nasal cavity is an extremely rare abnormality. This tumour usually causes death in neonatal life because of its location and because surgical removal is often impossible. We are presenting a case of epignathus originating from the ethmoidal sinus delivered at gestational week 29 by caesarean section due to increasing hydramniosis. The child died within a few minutes. Prenatal diagnosis is important for genetic counselling, obstetric management and, in some cases, neonatal surgery.

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