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Benign Teratoma of the Tongue in a Neonate: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Teratomas are true neoplasms of unknown origin that arise from pluripotential cells and have an eccentric microscopic appearance. They are composed of diverse tissues from all 3 germ layers with variable levels of maturity. The purpose of this report was to describe the case of a benign teratoma originating from the tongue in a male neonate.
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Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India 2: Dr.D.Y.Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, India

Publication date: May 1, 2010

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  • Pediatric Dentistry is the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is published bi-monthly and is internationally recognized as the leading journal in the area of pediatric dentistry. The journal promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. This peer-reviewed journal features scientific articles, case reports and abstracts of current pediatric dental research.
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