Multiple granular cell tumor: a case report and review of the literature

Head Neck. 1997 Oct;19(7):634-7. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0347(199710)19:7<634::aid-hed12>;2-2.


Background: Granular cell tumor was first described by Abrikossoff in 1926. It is rare and usually presents as a benign solitary lesion. Multifocal and malignant forms are known to occur.

Methods: This presentation illustrates an additional case of granular cell tumor. Clinical and histological features to distinguish malignant and benign forms are presented.

Results: Tumor can develop years after therapy for the primary lesion. Treatment recommendations are presented.

Conclusions: Patients diagnosed with granular cell tumor require close follow-up. Radiographic evaluation for the presence of metastatic disease is necessary if a malignant variant is suspected.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Granular Cell Tumor / pathology*
  • Granular Cell Tumor / surgery
  • Humans
  • Parotid Gland / surgery
  • Parotid Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / surgery