Volume : VI, Issue : VIII, August - 2016

Granular Cell Tumor of Vulva: A Rare Case Report in an Unusual Location

Dr. Udasimath. Shivakumarswamy, Dr. Padma. S. R.

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 Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare, usually benign, soft tissue tumors of neural origin. They can occur anywhere in the body with up to 15% situated in the vulva. Malignancy has been reported in about 2% of cases. We report a case of a 65–year old woman who presented with a vulvar growth with 2 years duration. The physical examination revealed a hard, mobile, nodular subdermal mass. The histopathologic examination revealed a granular cell tumor without features of malignancy. Recurrence rates are 2%–8% with clear margins and 20% with positive margins. We conclude that intraoperative assessment by frozen section is advisable such that further excision can be performed for positive margins. Once diagnosed with a granular cell tumor, the patient must be counselled to follow–up regularly.

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Dr. Udasimath. Shivakumarswamy, Dr. Padma.S.R. Granular Cell Tumor of Vulva: A Rare Case Report in an Unusual Location Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 8 | August 2016


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