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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 606985, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/606985
Case Report

Multiple Congenital Epulis in Alveolar Ridges of Maxilla and Mandible in a Newborn: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing & Speech Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 61537-15794, Ahvaz, Iran
2Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing & Speech Research Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 61537-15794, Ahvaz, Iran

Received 19 January 2014; Accepted 23 March 2014; Published 8 April 2014

Academic Editor: Hsing-Won Wang

Copyright © 2014 Nader Saki and Somayeh Araghi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Congenital granular cell lesion (CGCL) or congenital epulis is an uncommon benign of the oral cavity tumor appearing at birth with typical clinical and pathologic features. It predominately affects females, mainly on the anterior maxillary alveolar ridge, and occurs usually as a single mass, although sometimes as multiple. The left side incisor area is the most common site. The etiology and histogenesis of the lesion remain obscure. Though it is a benign lesion, the tumor may cause feeding and respiratory problems if there are too large or multiple tumors. We report a case of a three-day-old, female newborn, who was referred to our hospital with multiple congenital oral swellings arising from the maxilla and mandible. The tumors caused a feeding problem and, hence, they were resected by surgical excision under general anesthesia.