Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions
Granular cell tumor

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 April 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Granular cell tumor[TI] oral

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Definition / general
  • Usually tongue but any site can be involved
  • Resembles congenital epulis of newborn females but different S100 staining
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large cells with abundant granular cytoplasm and bland nuclei, florid pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia
Positive stains