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Imperforate submandibular duct presenting as feeding difficulties
  1. Nour Al-Badri1,
  2. Romain Nicot1,2,
  3. Sandrine Touzet-Roumazeille1,
  4. Matthias Schlund1,2
  1. 1 Service de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale et Stomatologie, Université de Lille, CHU de Lille, Lille, France
  2. 2 U1008 – Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and Biomaterials, INSERM, Lille, France
  1. Correspondence to Nour Al-Badri, Service de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale et Stomatologie, University of Lille, Lille 59037, France; albadrinour{at}

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A healthy boy aged 4 months, born at 35 weeks of gestation with a normal postnatal history was brought to our emergency department with severely reduced oral intake and irritability for 48 hours.

The mother noted a swelling in the left part of her son’s mouth floor 1 month earlier. Intraoral examination showed an enlarged unilateral cystic mass with a bluish hue, without any inflammation or pain, which was arising from the anterior …

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  • Contributors NAB: manuscript writing. RN: manuscript corrections. ST-R: manuscript corrections. MS: manuscript corrections, performed surgery.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.