Congenital granular-cell tumor of the gingiva

Pediatr Surg Int. 1998 Oct;13(8):594-6. doi: 10.1007/s003830050412.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Gingival Neoplasms / congenital*
  • Gingival Neoplasms / pathology
  • Gingival Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Granular Cell Tumor / congenital*
  • Granular Cell Tumor / pathology
  • Granular Cell Tumor / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male