Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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Keywords
congenital epulis; oral mass in the newborn; solid oral mass; cystic oral mass
Key points
  1. Congenital epulis is an uncommon benign swelling present on the gingivae of newborn infants.
  2. Epulis can be confused with many other diseases that present as oral lesions in the newborn period.
  3. Distinguishing and diagnosing oral masses in the newborn period is discussed.