Issue N# 3 - 2006
Granular cell tumours (Abrikossoff’s tumour) of the parotid region
Authors : P. Bonfils, N. de Preobrajenski, Y. Elouaret, C. Badoual, P. Halimi, C. Bigorgne (Paris)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2006;127,3:183-185.
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Background: Granular cell tumour (Abrikossoff’s tumour) was first described by Abrikossoff in 1926. These tumours are rare and usually presents as a solitary lesion, located mainly in the subcutaneous tissue of the head and neck, and in the oral cavity (tongue). Case report: We report a rare case of a granular cell tumor of the parotid gland, in a 55-year old woman, who was referred with a left preauricular mass that had rapidly increased in size over 2 months. There was no cervical lymph adenopathy. RMI demonstrated a solitary lesion of the parotid gland. Surgical resection was performed. Conclusion: We discuss the classification, pathophysiology and the treatment of granular cell tumours through a review of the literature.
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