Salivary glands
Other tumors
Granular cell tumor

Author: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Granular cell tumor salivary

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Definition / general
  • Granular cells (large eosinophilic cells with granular cytoplasm and small central nuclei) similar to tumors elsewhere
Clinical features
  • Usually parotid gland
  • Multinodular, associated with paresis or may be painless
  • Cases associated with surgical trauma may have features of traumatic neuroma
Case reports
Treatment
  • Complete resection
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large eosinophilic cells with granular cytoplasm and small central nuclei
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Parotid gland tumor: H&E and S100

Granular cells near nerve fascicles (arrows), S100+

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis