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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134

Subcutaneous granular cell tumour of the lumbar region


1 Department of Surgery, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Anesthesia, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
3 Department of Pathology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
G P Fragulidis
Department of Surgery, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis, Sophias Ave., 11528, Athens
Greece
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.85039

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Granular cell tumour (GCT), also known as Abrikossoff tumour, is an uncommon neoplasm, probably of neural origin derived from Schwann cells. It usually presents as a subcutaneous solitary asymptomatic nodule. It has been the subject of much debate in the literature concerning the tumour origin and the association with other malignancies. We report a case of subcutaneous GCT in the lumbar region in a 31-year-old Caucasian male. Although they are a rare entity, GCTs should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the subcutaneous soft tissue tumours. Surgical removal with wide margins is the treatment of choice as malignant changes have been reported after long-term follow-up.


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