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Case Rep Med. 2012;2012:159803. doi: 10.1155/2012/159803. Epub 2012 Dec 26.

Case series: two cases of an atypical presentation of oral granular cell tumour.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT, UK.


This paper describes two cases of oral granular cell tumours with an atypical clinical presentation; both are in females aged between 45 and 63 years of age. Granular cell tumours are unusual soft tissue neoplasm of neural or Schwann cell origin. Oral GCTs usually present clinically as pink or yellow small sessile lesions. GCTs are usually benign in nature; however they can present in a malignant form in fewer than 2% of cases. In benign cases treatment is surgical and usually curative with extremely low recurrence rates.

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