Case reports: Granular cell tumors of extremities: Comparison of benign and malignant variants

Mihir M. Thacker, Scott D. Humble, Vartharaj Mounasamy, H. Thomas Temple, Sean P. Scully

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Abstract

Granular cell tumors are uncommon soft tissue neoplasms that arise from cells of neural origin. We present three patients with this rare tumor: one with a benign tumor, one with a malignant tumor, and one with a histologically benign tumor that later metastasized to the lung. We studied the difficulty in differentiating between the benign and malignant variants using only histology. We also compared the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic features and the criteria for malignancy, natural history, and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number455
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Granular Cell Tumor
Extremities
Neoplasms
Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Natural History
Histology
Lung

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Case reports : Granular cell tumors of extremities: Comparison of benign and malignant variants. / Thacker, Mihir M.; Humble, Scott D.; Mounasamy, Vartharaj; Temple, H. Thomas; Scully, Sean P.

In: Clinical orthopaedics and related research, No. 455, 02.2007, p. 267-273.

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Thacker, Mihir M. ; Humble, Scott D. ; Mounasamy, Vartharaj ; Temple, H. Thomas ; Scully, Sean P. / Case reports : Granular cell tumors of extremities: Comparison of benign and malignant variants. In: Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2007 ; No. 455. pp. 267-273.
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