Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

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Neumann’s tumor: a case report

Kashi Nataraj Vinay, Lidetu Afework Anjulo, Prabhakar Nitin, Kashi Vinay Neha, Dwivedi Dhara


Background: The congenital granular cell tumour of the newborn, also known as congenital epulis or Neumann‘s tumor, is rare. It occurs on the gingiva of the anterior alveolar ridge of the jaws. This lesion behaves in a benign manner and no recurrent or metastatic lesions have been reported.

Case Report: We are reporting a 2-day-old female neonate, who came to our unit with a well defined, solitary, firm mass arising from the maxillary anterior region measuring about 3.5 cms in diameter and causing difficulty in breast feeding but no hindrance to the airway. The mass was surgically excised under general anesthesia. Postoperative wound healing was uneventful.

Conclusion: We have shared our experience in handling this rare type of tumor. We have presented the clinical features and the different modalities of its treatment to spread awareness among clinicians for better management of similar tumors.

Keywords: Neumann’s tumor, Congenital Epulis, Congenital Granular Cell Tumor (cgct)
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