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Epignathus with oropharynx destruction

Valerio Pellegrini; Francesco Colasurdo; Massimiliano Guerriero

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  Epignathus, is a rare oropharyngeal teratoma arising from the head and neck region. Sporadic cases have been described with associated intracerebral teratoma. Even more infrequent and extraordinary is the circumstance of a teratoma with oropharynx destruction. We describe the case of a fetus with pharyngeal mass that completely destroyed the oral cavity. The histological examination revealed an immature teratoma (G3); only one other G3 case has been described.


Fetus, Pathology, Oral Teratoma


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