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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 216--218

Vomerine hamartoma in a cleft palate child

1 Al Babtain Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Ibn-Sina Hospital; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
2 Al Babtain Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Ibn-Sina Hospital, Kuwait

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Rameshwar L Bang
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box: 24923, Safat 13110
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.73462

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A case of a female child born at full term after normal vaginal delivery with bilateral secondary complete cleft palate and vomerine hamartoma mimicking intra-oral midline encephalocoele. Radiologically the tumour was confined to the vomer without intra-cranial extension. The lesion was occupying the oral cavity causing feeding problem. Surgical excision of the tumour at the age of six months and two flaps palatoplasty at the age of twelve months were performed. On histopathology the lesion turned out to be a lipomatous hamartoma of a benign nature. The child was followed for 9 years with no evidence of recurrence and a satisfactory speech. To our knowledge this is the first report of cleft palate with vomerine hamartoma in the English literature.


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