African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90--92

Isolated congenital fusion of the gums


A Chiabi1, PF Tchokoteu1, G Andze2, S Boubakary2, V Fouapon3, J Minkande Ze3, J Gonsu4 
1 Paediatric Unit, Yaoundé Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Cameroon
2 Paediatric Surgical Unit, Yaoundé Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Cameroon
3 Anaesthesia/Intensive Care Unit, Yaoundé Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Cameroon
4 Radiology Department, Yaoundé Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
A Chiabi
Paediatric Unit, Yaoundé Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, P.O. Box 4362, Nlongkak, Yaoundé
Cameroon

Isolated congenital fusion of the gums is a rare anomaly. Early surgical treatment is indicated, as longstanding cases will impair normal feeding leading to nutritional and growth problems. We report the first case in the Yaoundι Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, which was successfully managed surgically.


How to cite this article:
Chiabi A, Tchokoteu P F, Andze G, Boubakary S, Fouapon V, Minkande Ze J, Gonsu J. Isolated congenital fusion of the gums.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2008;5:90-92


How to cite this URL:
Chiabi A, Tchokoteu P F, Andze G, Boubakary S, Fouapon V, Minkande Ze J, Gonsu J. Isolated congenital fusion of the gums. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];5:90-92
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