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Case Rep Med. 2011;2011:972168. doi: 10.1155/2011/972168. Epub 2011 Apr 6.

A therapeutic and diagnostic dilemma: granular cell tumor of the breast.

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Department of Surgery, Rize University School of Medicine, 53100 Rize, Turkey.


Six to eight percent of granular cell tumors are seen in the breast. Although mostly benign, they rarely have malignant features clinically and radiologically reminding of breast cancer. This may lead to a potential misdiagnosis of breast carcinoma and overtreatment of patients. The final diagnosis is made by immunohistochemical examination. We performed excisional biopsy on a patient who was diagnosed to have a breast mass. The histopathological examination of the mass revealed granular cell tumor.

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