Congenital granular-cell tumor of the gingiva


Tokar B., Boneval C., Mirapoglu S., Tetikkurt S., Aksoyek S., Salman T., ...More

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.13, no.8, pp.594-596, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003830050412
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.594-596

Abstract

Congenital granular cell tumors of the gingiva (synonyms: congenital myoblastoma, congenital epulis) originate from the alveolar ridge in newborns. They are rare granular-cell tumors with benign histology. The main differential diagnosis is epignathus (oral teratoma). Early surgical excision is recommended due to a risk of airway obstruction and difficulty feeding.