BELOW IS THE FORWARDED LETTER FROM THE PHYSICIAN CONCERNING THE RESEARCH PROJECT #2013-056 TITLED, GRANULAR CELL TUMOR ON VENTRAL TONGUE OF NEWBORN: A CASE REPORT.

dc.creatorAllphin, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-05T14:48:42Z
dc.date.available2022-07-05T14:48:42Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-12
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Granular cell tumors are rare neoplasms usually found in the skin or on the tongue. These tumors are most commonly found in middle-aged individuals, and they originate from the neural Schwann cells. Granular cell tumors are usually benign but are potentially malignant, which is a reason for their removal. We report a case where this rare tumor arose in an infant at birth. This is an extremely rare case because of the age group and the rare nature of these tumors. Methods: A healthy newborn, born at full term showed a mass on the midline of the ventral tongue. Infant showed no signs of airway problems, eating problems, or lack of normal development other than the mass. The mass was only visible when the baby cried. Ear, nose, and throat surgeon received consult on newborn's first day of life in nursery and determined no need for emergent resection. Results: When infant was approximately one month of age, surgeon performed conservative excision of neoplasm. He used small margins in order to ensure normal, future breathing, speaking, and tongue movement. The infant's recovery was quick and uneventful. Parents report no complications in normal growth and development. Conclusions: Conservative surgical excision is considered the best option with granular cell tumors of the tongue. When found on infants, it is important to prevent any feeding or breathing problems. Immediate removal is not necessary, and the surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure. Removal will prevent any further sequelae.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/31295
dc.subjectgranular
dc.subjecttumor
dc.subjecttongue
dc.titleBELOW IS THE FORWARDED LETTER FROM THE PHYSICIAN CONCERNING THE RESEARCH PROJECT #2013-056 TITLED, GRANULAR CELL TUMOR ON VENTRAL TONGUE OF NEWBORN: A CASE REPORT.
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