for evaluation of a large mandibular mass. The boy was born at 39-week, 1-day gestational
age to a healthy 30-year-old, gravida 2 para 1 mother. Pregnancy and delivery were
uncomplicated. Maternal prenatal laboratory tests and fetal ultrasonography at 20-weeks’
gestation were normal. There was no family history of genetic diseases or similar
lesions. The boy was born at 3,003 grams with good Apgar scores. Physical examination
revealed a pink mass protruding out of the oral cavity (Figure 1). The mass interfered with closure of the mouth, but there was no immediate airway
obstruction. Close examination revealed a firm, 4-cm pedunculated mass attached onto
the left mandibular alveolar ridge through a vascular stalk. A primary mandibular
tooth was palpable at the base of the stalk.
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Dr. Moon is a resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Caughey is a resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Wang is a DMD candidate, School of Dental Medicine, and an MPH candidate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Queenan is an assistant professor, Department of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Ford is an assistant professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
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