Congenital granular cell epulis: a case report with immunohistochemistry


  • Payman A. Rashid Department of Basic Sciences, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Jalal A. Jalal Department of Basic Sciences, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Muhammed Yakin School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW, Australia.



Congenital granular cell epulis, congenital epulis, Histopathology, Immunohistochemistry


Congenital granular cell epulis is a rare benign tumor of soft tissue in newborns. In most cases it arises from the anterior part of the maxillary alveolar ridge and is ten times more prevalent in females than males. We present a case report of a 2-month-old female infant, who presented with a mass on the gingival mucosa. The lesion was completely removed by simple excision. A final diagnosis of a congenital granular cell tumor was made by histologic and immunohistochemical examination.


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Rashid PA, Jalal JA, Yakin M. Congenital granular cell epulis: a case report with immunohistochemistry. EDJ [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 30 [cited 2022 Aug. 9];4(1):50-3. Available from:



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