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Granular cell tumor

Granular cell tumor, which was referred to historically as a granular cell myoblastoma, is a tumor that can develop on any skin or mucosal surface, but occurs on the tongue 40% of the time. Currently, it is believed that the affected cells are of neural origin. The usual presentation is of a slow growing, nontender nodule. Microscopically, the granular cell tumor can be mistaken for squamous cell carcinoma.

Additional recommended knowledge


  • Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Volume 1. 2001.

ICD-9 210.1

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