Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 292--294

Congenital epulis


Bukola F Adeyemi1, Abideen O Oluwasola2, Akinyele O Adisa1 
1 Department of Oral Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Bukola F Adeyemi
Department of Oral Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan
Nigeria

Congenital epulis of the newborn is a very rare and unique tumor first described in 1871 by Neuman. It has a female predilection. It is a tumor with no tendency to recur after excision. The histogenesis of the lesion is unknown, but it is believed to be of mesenchymal origin. We report a 2-day-old female with tumor mass on the anterior mandibular alveolar ridge, which demonstrated immunoreactivity for vimentin, S-100 and neuron-specific enolase; thus, suggesting a similar histogenesis with granular cell tumor.


How to cite this article:
Adeyemi BF, Oluwasola AO, Adisa AO. Congenital epulis.Indian J Dent Res 2010;21:292-294


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Adeyemi BF, Oluwasola AO, Adisa AO. Congenital epulis. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 May 13 ];21:292-294
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