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Synonyms: Oropharyngeal teratoma

Epignathus is a very rare and life threatening intraoral teratoma usually arising from the maxilla mandible palate or base of skull and invading the cranium nasopharynx or oral cavity. Epignathus is more commonly seen in females and presents with various manifestations (depending on the tumor size) including obstructive polyhydramnios in the prenatal period and dyspnea cyanosis cough difficulty in sucking and swallowing and rarely vomiting (due to swallowing difficulties) postnatally. When large they can lead to airway obstruction asphyxia and death in the neonatal period.

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