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J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Aug;15(8):1482-5. doi: 10.1007/s11605-011-1536-4. Epub 2011 Apr 30.

Acute appendicitis secondary to a granular cell tumor of the appendix in a 19-year-old male.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA. mzoccal@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Granular cell tumors are rare, usually benign, neoplasms presenting as solitary small nodules in the skin or subcutaneous tissue. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is unusual, particularly of the appendix, and it is characterized by indolent, submucosal lesions usually diagnosed as an incidental finding.

CASE REPORT:

We describe the rare case of acute appendicitis secondary to a granular cell tumor of the appendix in a 19-year-old male.

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