Granular cell tumor of the subcutis: CT and MRI findings. A report of three cases

Skeletal Radiol. 1999 Feb;28(2):96-9. doi: 10.1007/s002560050481.


Three cases of granular cell tumor (GCT) of the subcutis are presented. Computed tomography showed a mass isodense with muscle with an ill-defined margin. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass with inhomogeneous low signal intensity on both T1- and T2-weighted-images. Another characteristic feature of subcutaneous GCT is its attachment in part to muscle. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis in all cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Granular Cell Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Granular Cell Tumor / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery
  • Thorax
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*