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mammary granular cell tumor

Monday 21 June 2010

Granular cell tumour of the breast; Granular cell tumor of the breast

Digital cases

- Case 73 (HPC:73)
- JRC:5333 : Mammary granular cell tumor.
- JRC:5334 : Mammary granular cell tumor.

Definition: Mammary granular cell tumor of breast is a rare and usually benign tumor originating from Schwann cells.


- Granular cell tumor has firm consistency and irregular borders.

  • This aspect can strongly suggests a carcinoma.


- Tumor cells have abundant eosinophilic, granular cytoplasm.

  • It can simulate infiltrating ductal carcinoma with apocrine metaplasia.
    - Tumor cells form clusters and proliferate between collagen bundles.


- in the male (21876101, 21318418, 18411585, 11726115, 10930235, 10210936, 9390147, 8785373, 7785634, 7785617)

See also

- granular cell tumor

Open references

- Granular cell tumor of the breast in a male patient. Mariscal A, Perea RJ, Castell√° E, Rull M. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1995 Jul;165(1):63-4. PMID: 7785634 [Free]

- Granular cell tumor of the breast in a male. Rogall B, Propeck P. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1995 Jul;165(1):230. PMID: 7785617 [Free]


- Granular cell tumour of the male breast. Lauwers K, Bestman TJ, Bergmans G, Molderez C. Acta Chir Belg 2008;108:112e4.

- Granular cell tumour of the soft tissues: a case report and literature review. Qureshi NA, Tahir M, Carmichael AR. Int Sem Surg Onc 2006;3:21.

- Granular cell tumor of the breast: a series of 17 cases and review of the literature. Adeniran A, Al-Ahmadie H, Mahoney MC, Robison-Smith TM. Breast J 2004;10:528e31.

- Fine needle aspiration cytology and histologic findings of granular cell tumor of the breast: review of 19 cases with clinical/radiologic correlation. Gibbons D, Leitch M, Coscia J, Lindberg G, Molberg K, Ashfaq R, et al. Breast J 2000;6:27e30.

- Granular cell tumour of the pectoral muscle mimicking breast cancer. Patel A, Lefemine V, Yousuf SM, Abou-Samra W. Cases J 2008;6:142.

- Granular cell tumor of the breast mimicking breast cancer. Leo C, Briest S, Pilch H, Schutz A, Horn LC, Leinung S. Eur J Obstet Gynacol Reprod Biol 2006;127:268e70.

- Sonographic and mammographic appearences of granular cell tumors of the breast with pathological correlation. Yang WT, Edeken-Monroe B, Sneige N, Fornage BD. J Clin Ultrasound 2006;34:153e60.

- Benign breast lesions that simulate malignancy: magnetic resonance imaging with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Iglesias A, Arias M, Santiago P, Rodriguez M, Manas J, Saborido C. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2007;36:66e82.

- Granular cell (Abrikossof) tumor of the breast. Quoroz-Rodriquez G, Robles-Vidal C, Guzman-Navarro L, Ortiz-Hidalgo C. Breast J 2006;12:494.

- Granular cell tumor of the breast in a male patient. Mariscal A, Perea RJ, Castella E, Rull M. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1995;165:63e4.