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Cureus. 2018 May 23;10(5):e2679. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2679.

Esophageal Granular Cell Tumor in a 28-year-old: A Unique Cause for Dysphagia.

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Internal Medicine, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, USA.
Department of Pathology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, USA.
Department of Gastroenterology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, USA.


This is the case of a 28-year-old female who presented with a complaint of dysphagia and was diagnosed with the rare disease of esophageal granular cell tumor (GCT) after esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The case acknowledges the wisdom of maintaining a broad differential for a common complaint. It also serves to reiterate the clinical and pathologic criteria for the diagnosis of a granular cell tumor of the esophagus.


dysphagia; endoscopic ultrasound; esophageal manometry; esophagogastroduodenoscopy; esophagus; granular cell tumor

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The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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