International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111--113

Atypical presentation of granular cell tumor involving tongue: A rare case report


Sudeshna Bagchi, Sanchita Kundu, Arunit Chatterjee, Rudra Prasad Chatterjee 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudeshna Bagchi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, 157/F Nilgunj Road, Panihati, Kolkata - 700 114, West Bengal
India

Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a rare benign tumor chiefly affecting the orofacial region, especially tongue. The origin of this neoplasia, after remaining a controversy for years, was finally identified to be from Schwann cell or neuroendocrine cell. They usually present as asymptomatic, firm, sessile, submucosal, solitary, or multiple nodule/papule like lesions. Histopathologically, the presence of sheets, cords or nests of large cells having abundant, eosinophilic granular cytoplasm, and pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia are the characteristic features of this neoplasm. Immunohistochemical stains such as S100, Cluster of differentiation 68, neuron-specific enolase, and laminin also aid in the proper diagnosis of granular cells. We hereby present a case of GCT in a 50-year-old male, which had a unique exophytic appearance, probably being only the second to be reported till date.


How to cite this article:
Bagchi S, Kundu S, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee RP. Atypical presentation of granular cell tumor involving tongue: A rare case report.Int J App Basic Med Res 2021;11:111-113


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Bagchi S, Kundu S, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee RP. Atypical presentation of granular cell tumor involving tongue: A rare case report. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 4 ];11:111-113
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