Fine needle aspiration cytology and histologic findings of granular cell tumor of the breast: Review of 19 cases with clinical/radiologic correlation

D. Gibbons, M. Leitch, J. Coscia, G. Lindberg, K. Molberg, R. Ashfaq, M. H. Saboorian

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Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare lesions in the breast of putative schwannian origin. These tumors are found in multiple sites throughout the body and have a characteristic histologic appearance. Recognition of these usually benign tumors is important since clinically, radiologically, and grossly GCTs of the breast often mimic carcinoma. The literature on these lesions in the breast is confined to isolated case reports. We describe the epidemiologic, cytologic, pathologic, and radiologic findings in 19 GCTs of the breast in 16 patients diagnosed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center between 1991 and 1997.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000



  • Breast
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Granular cell tumor
  • Recurrence rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

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