Granular cell tumor of the oral cavity; a case series including a case of metachronous occurrence in the tongue and the lung

S.E.M.J. van de Loo, E. Thunnissen, P.E. Postmus, I. van der Waal, E. Thunissen

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The granular cell tumor (GCT) is a rare, benign tumor that most commonly occurs in the oral cavity, particularly in the anterior part of the tongue. In this study the experience with 16 patients with a GCT observed in a single Institution will be discussed. Although no radicality has been obtained in most cases, recurrences are rare. In one patient, a recurrence was noted four years after excision of the primary. In the same patient a pulmonary lesion occurred five years after excision of the recurrence in the oral cavity, most likely representing an example of metachronous occurrence and not a distant metastasis. Since recurrences and metachronous lesions are rare, as are distant metastases, routine follow-up does not seem warranted in patients treated for a granular cell tumor of the oral cavity.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Article number19867
Pages (from-to)E30-E33
JournalMedicina Oral Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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