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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-122

Giant epignathus tumor associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation: A case report and literature review


1 Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, Florida, USA
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ravi Shankar Samraj
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Florida Health, Shands Children's Hospital, 1600 Archer Road, Gainesville, Florida - 32608
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.154116

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Epignathus is a rare congenital head and neck tumor (1 in 35,000-200,000 live births) with many associated complications. We report a rare association of giant epignathus associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation. To our knowledge, only one case of this association has been reported so far. A review of different clinical presentations of epignathus, classification, its reported associations and available management strategies is included.


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