Three Case Reports of Lingual Granular Cell Tumor

Delavarian, Zahra and Javadzadeh, Abbas and AmirChaghmaghi, Amir and Mohtasham, Nooshin (2008) Three Case Reports of Lingual Granular Cell Tumor. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 32 (2). pp. 179-182.

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Introduction: Granular cell tumor is a benign and nonprevalent tumor with unknown etiology that frequently presents as a nodule in oral mucosa with a diameter less than 2cm without signs and symptoms. However it can appear as an ulcer or a mass with keratotic surface. In this article three case of lingual granular cell tumor referred to oral medicine department of Mashhad dental school were reported. Results: In all patients, a firm nodule on lateral border of tongue was seen but different changes in surface of lesions such as keratosis and ulcer and roughness suggested the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. The diagnosis of granular cell tumor was confirmed by histopathologic examination and lesions were completely excised. Conclusion: Probable pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia, roughness on the surface, ulcer or keratosis of these kinds of lesions could lead to Clinical and hisopathologic misdiagnosis. It is necessary to be aware of all kinds of clinical manifestation of granular cell tumor and differentiate it from other lesions such as mesenchymal tumors or reactive lesions such as irritation fibroma and malignant epithelial lesions such as squamous cell carcinoma. Key words: Granular cell tumor, Tumor, Benign neoplasm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 12:55
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 12:55

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