Expect the unexpected- congenital epulis of the newborn

Author: 
Biswaroop Chandra and Smita Paul

Congenital epulis is a rare tumor of the newborn. It arises from the gingival mucosa and is most commonly present at the anterior part of the maxillary alveolar ridge. It is a benign tumor with a marked female predilection. Herein, we report a case of congenital epulis of a newborn which interferes with mouth closure and breast feeding.

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