Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : ED08 - ED09

“Malignant Granular Cell Tumour Presenting as a Paravertebral Mass in an Adolescent Male- A Rare Presentation of an Uncommon Tumour”

Monika Singh, Ajay KR Singh, Swasti Shubham, Pratibha Maan, Udit Chauhan

1. Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Dr. Rml Hospital, Delhi, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kgmu, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3. Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Dr Rml Hospital, Delhi, India. 4. Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Dr. Rml Hospital, Delhi, India. 5. Senior Resident, Department of Radiology, Gb Pant Hospital, Delhi, India.

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Dr. Monika Singh
Room No -10 Nrdh, Gb Pant Hospital, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110002, India.


Granular Cell Tumour (GCT), also known as Abrikossoff’s tumour is a rare neural tumour, mostly benign and solitary but rare malignant and multifocal occurrence are also reported. Location of tumour varies widely within body with tongue, skin and subcutaneous tissue being the most common sites. We report a case of malignant GCT in a 17-year-old male presented with a paravertebral swelling. Radiological and histopathological findings along with immunohistochemistry were of malignant GCT. We emphasize this case for its uncommon age and site of presentation in addition to invasive nature.


Abrikossoff, Immunohistochemistry

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/17928.9223

Date of Submission: Nov 23, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Feb 16, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Oct 19, 2016
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2017


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