Solitary congenital granular cell lesion of the tongue

Hitomi Senoo, Seiji Iida, Mitsunobu Kishino, Noriyuki Namba, Tomonao Aikawa, Mikihiko Kogo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e45-e48
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry


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