Published: 2021-01-29

Congenital granular cell tumour - a case report

Atheetha R., Sankar Sundaram


Congenital granular cell tumour (epulis) is a rare benign tumour occurring in gingiva of neonates, of unknown histogenesis, predominantly occurring in girls. It can cause feeding and respiratory difficulty. We describe a case of a newborn male baby born with swelling in the gingiva of anterior segment of upper jaw. The lesion was excised, with baby doing well at follow up.  


Congenital granular cell tumour, Epulis, Benign neoplasm, Gingiva

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