Oral cavity & oropharynx

Soft tissue tumors & proliferations

Granular cell tumor



Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 13 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Granular cell tumor[TI] oral

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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
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