The age of presentation of MNTI may overlap with congenital granular cell tumor of the newborn (congenital epulis
), but the characteristic histology would help rule this entity out.
Musselman, "Spontaneous regression of congenital epulis
: a case report and review of the literature," Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol.
Originally described by German pathologist, Ernst Christian Neumann in 1871 , congenital granular cell tumor (CGCT) has also been referred to as congenital epulis
and Neumann tumor.
, a rare tumour along the alveolar ridge in new-borns presents as a smooth, well-defined erythematous mass arising from the gum pads.
of the newborn: 10 new cases of a rare oral tumor.
These histopathological findings were compatible with congenital epulis
Therefore, the definite diagnosis of an adult type of GCT (3) was confirmed and congenital epulis
was ruled out.
Peripheral giant cell granuloma, peripheral soft fibroma and congenital epulis
were considered in the differential diagnosis.
is a rare intraoral tumour of the newborn arising from gingival mucosa, most commonly from the alveolar ridge'.
Sloan, "Leiomyomatous hamartoma presenting as a congenital epulis
," British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Neumann (1) first described this lesion in 1871, referring to it as "congenital epulis
." The Greek term epulis literally means "swelling on the gingiva" (2) and is used in dentistry to nonspecifically refer to hyperplastic gingival tissue or gingival tumor mass.