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Newborn with a rare congenital granular cell lesion of the tongue
  1. Inna Kaminecki1,
  2. Wenyuan Xu1,
  3. Syed Hussain Abbas2 and
  4. Meera Kale1
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Syed Hussain Abbas, drsyedabbas88{at}


Congenital granular cell lesion (CGCL) is an uncommon, benign soft tissue lesion that usually arises from the alveolar mucosa of neonates. The present report describes a case of CGCL originating from the tongue of a newborn female infant. The lesion was negative for S-100 differentiating it from congenital granular cell tumour. The lesion was excised under local anaesthesia with no recurrence at 4 months.

  • pathology
  • paediatrics

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  • Contributors IK was involved in the management of the case, literature search and wrote the Case presentation section. WX performed the literature research and wrote the Discussion section of the report. SHA wrote the Introduction, assisted in the literature review and wrote the pathology for the case. MK identified the case and wrote the Summary.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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