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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-197

Granular cell tumour on vaccination scar in a young girl

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata - 700 004, India

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Debabrata Bandyopadhyay
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.27985

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Granular cell tumors originate from neural elements. These distinctly rare tumors usually appear as solitary nodular growths and run a benign course. Although internal organs are rarely involved, skin and oral cavity are the commonest sites of affection. Their peak occurrence is in middle age. We present a case of a large solitary granular cell tumor occurring on the upper arm of a young girl at the site of a vaccination scar. Histopathology showed sheets of polyhedral cells with indistinct cell boundaries containing abundant eosinophilic fine granules. Excision of the lesion appeared to have cured the condition.

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