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Granular Cell Tumor: A Case Report

Sachin Gupta, Parmod Kalsotra, Renu Wakhloo, Kamal Kishore

Keywords : Alveolar mucosa, Case report, Epulis, Granular cell tumor

Citation Information : Gupta S, Kalsotra P, Wakhloo R, Kishore K. Granular Cell Tumor: A Case Report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2024; 16 (1):61-63.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1507

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Congenital granular cell tumor (CGCT), or congenital epulis (CE), is an uncommon benign soft tissue lesion that usually arises from the alveolar mucosa of neonates. It can be found in the jaw, skin, gastrointestinal, and respiratory tract. It is seen more frequently in female neonates. It can sometimes lead to feeding and respiratory problems. The etiology is unknown although origin from vascular pericytes or smooth muscle is speculated. As most of the granular cell tumors are benign, surgical excision of the lesion is the treatment of choice. We here present a case report of a 14-hour-old female infant, who had a solitary mass on the anterior maxillary alveolar ridge. The lesion, which was histologically a CGCT, was removed completely by simple excision.

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