Congenital granular cell lesion (CGCL) is well known to appear as the congenital epulis, predominantly on the median maxillary alveolar ridge. This lesion rarely occurs on the tongue, and only 7 cases, including 4 cases with simultaneous occurrence on the alveolar ridge, have been reported in the English literature. In this report, we report a case of congenital granular cell lesion seen on the tongue. The patient was a 7-day-old Japanese girl who presented with a polypoid mass on the anterior ventral surface near the tip of the tongue. The lesion was excised at 4 months, and its histological examination revealed large granular cells. Immunochemical staining by S-100 was negative, and it was diagnosed as congenital granular cell lesion.
|Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
|Published - Jul 2007
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery
- General Dentistry