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Prognoma of maxilla


Prognoma is a rare dysembryogenic tumour of infancy Very few cases have been recorded in the world literature so far A case report of this tumour affecting a female child with involvement of the right maxilla is being presented Histopathologically prognoma is a melanotic neuroectodermal tumour An increased level of a-fetoprotem m the serum and vanillylmendilic acid (V M A ) in a 24 hours urine sample have been reported with prognoma.

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Correspondence to I. N. Kundu or A. K. Saha or S. N. Ganguh.

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Kundu, I.N., Saha, A.K. & Ganguh, S.N. Prognoma of maxilla. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 52, 292–293 (2000).

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