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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)

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SILVA, Guilherme Costa Carvalho et al. Congenital granular cell tumor (congenital epulis): A lesion of multidisciplinary interest. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.6, pp.428-430. ISSN 1698-6946.

Congenital granular cell tumor (CGCT), or congenital epulis, is an uncommon benign soft tissue lesion that usually arises from the alveolar mucosa of neonates and may cause respiratory and feeding problems. We report a case of a 3-day-old female newborn, who presented an intraoral tumor mass which was protruding from her mouth, compromising feeding. Under general anesthesia, the lesion was completely removed and the patient had an uneventful postoperative course. Clinical features and treatment approaches are presented and discussed, emphasizing the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach in such cases.

Keywords : Congenital epulis; congenital granular cell tumor; Neumann’s tumor; gingival tumor.

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