Congenital granular cell epulis: report of a case and review of the literature.

Congenital granular cell epulis: report of a case and review of the literature.

  • Ekaniyere Benlance Edetanlen UNIVERSITY OF BENIN
  • Chiedu Benz Ogboh UNIVERSITY OF BENIN TEACHING HOSPITAL

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Congenital granular cell tumour of the new born is a rare benign lesion of soft tissues which normally affects the maxillary alveolar ridge in neonates. Though benign, it can cause respiratory embarrassment and prevent feeding causing physical distress to the infant and psychological distress to the parents or guardian. Very few cases are reported in the literature.


AIM: To highlight the clinical presentation, management and a brief review of the literature of the lesion.


METHODS: A case of a 3 day-old baby who presented to Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic UBTH was used to illustrate the clinical presentation and management of congenital epulis.


FINDINGS: A case of a 3-day-old female full term infant who presented to our clinic with a protruding gingival mass on the anterior alveolar process of the maxilla that was present at birth. 


CONCLUSION: Congenital epulis of the new-born is a rare occurrence, though it can grow to a frightening size, it still remains benign and no recurrent after excision. The role of counselling to the parents cannot be over-emphasized.

Published
Sep 11, 2019
How to Cite
EDETANLEN, Ekaniyere Benlance; OGBOH, Chiedu Benz. Congenital granular cell epulis: report of a case and review of the literature.. African Journal of Oral Health, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 46-50, sep. 2019. ISSN 0189-5710. Available at: <http://ajoh.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/ajoh/article/view/60>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2019.
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