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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 806-808
Congenital epulides: A rare case report


1 Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Saurabh Kumar
Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.152209

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Congenital epulis (CE) or "Granular cell epulis" also previously termed as "Neumann's tumor" is a benign growth arising from the mucosa of the gingiva, typically seen as a mass protruding from the infant's mouth, often interfering with respiration and feeding. These tumors generally present as a single mass arising from the upper alveolus. We report a rare case of two congenital epulides arising from the maxillary and mandibular alveolus in a day old female infant, which was surgically excised, allowing for early initiation of breast feeding. The tumor cells stained negative for S100 protein hence differentiating from other granular cell tumors. The clinical presentation, differential diagnosis in regard to the various neonatal oral swellings and the management of CE has been discussed.


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