Congenital granular cell epulis: A case series




Congenital epulis;, Congenital granular cell tumor;, Neuman’s tumor


Background: Congenital granular cell epulis (CGCE) is an extremely rare intraoral tumor of the newborn with a potential to disrupt feeding and produce respiratory distress.

Case Series: We report two newborns presented with mass protruding off the mouth since birth. The mass was arising from alveolar ridge in both cases and dealt with surgical excision. Histopathology revealed it congenital granular cell epulis. Postoperative recovery and follow-up are uneventful.

Conclusion: Congenital granular cell epulis is a benign lesion though not quite uncommon, may cause diagnostic challenges. Early excision and histopathology rule out malignant lesions.


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Author Biographies

Mustafa Okumuş, Yeni Yüzyıl University, Medical Faculty

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Adil Umut Zubarioğlu, Yeni Yüzyıl University, Medical Faculty

Division of Neonatalogy, Department of Pediatrics

Uğuray Payam Hacısalihoğlu, Yeni Yüzyıl University, Medical Faculty

Department of Pathology


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Okumuş M, Zubarioğlu AU, Hacısalihoğlu UP. Congenital granular cell epulis: A case series. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2020Aug.25 [cited 2023Jan.29];9:17. Available from: