Granular Cell Tumor Occurring in the Chest Wall: A Case Report

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Korea.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 06/2012; 45(3):196-8. DOI: 10.5090/kjtcs.2012.45.3.196
Source: PubMed


Granular cell tumors are uncommon soft tissue neoplasm of nerve sheath origin, which are predominately benign. Granular cells can be found at any site in the body including the tongue, skin, subcutaneous tissue, breast, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems. However, granular cell tumors have only been rarely described in the chest wall. Here we report a case of a granular cell tumor that occurred in the chest wall of a 59-year-old woman, along with a review of the literature. © The Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012.

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