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Case Reports
June 1939


Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Service, St. John's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;57(6):1404-1407. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990060184016

Massin1 in 1894 reported a case of gingival tumor in which the growth occurred in a newborn child. He described the tumor as pedunculated and double. It was removed surgically, and the child made an uneventful recovery.

Füth2 in 1902 reported a similar case. He was able to observe the child for two years after removal of the tumor. Instead of the first upper incisor a small gray stump grew at the previous site of the mass.

Gingival tumors of the newborn were discussed in a paper published by Pearson3 in 1913. He reported a case of double tumor, one section being as large as an egg and the other the size of a strawberry. The growth occurred on the gingival edge of the maxilla, at the point of junction of the premaxilla and the main portion of the palate. The tumor was removed surgically, and the

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