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Congenital Hairy Polyp Associated with Cleft Palate—A Rare Entity

S Gokul, Veda Hegde, Kaveri Hallikeri

Keywords : Hairy polyp, cleft palate, dermoid, lipoma, teratoma

Citation Information : Gokul S, Hegde V, Hallikeri K. Congenital Hairy Polyp Associated with Cleft Palate—A Rare Entity. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (1):46-48.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1042

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Hairy polyps are common congenital benign lesions of oro and nasopharynx containing elements of both ectodermal and mesodermal origin. However, their occurrence in palate is quite rare. Here we present a case of hairy polyp associated with palatal cleft in an eight months old female infant. We discuss the clinicopathological features, etiology, proposed theories related to its formation and its significance.

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