Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Jun; 45(03) 196-198
Granular Cell Tumor Occurring in the Chest Wall: A Case Report
Ji Young Park, M.D.1, Jae Joon Hwang, M.D.1, Song Am Lee, M.D.1, Woo Surng Lee, M.D.2, Yo Han Kim, M.D.2, Hyun Keun Chee, M.D.1, Wan Seop Kim, M.D.3
1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 3Department of Pathology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine
Granular cell tumors are uncommon soft tissue neoplasm of nerve sheath origin, which are predominately benign. Granular cells can be found at any site in the body including the tongue, skin, subcutaneous tissue, breast, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems. However, granular cell tumors have only been rarely described in the chest wall. Here we report a case of a granular cell tumor that occurred in the chest wall of a 59-year-old woman, along with a review of the literature.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Jun; 45(03) 196-198
Keyword : 1. Chest wall 2. Surgical operation 3. Granular cell tumor 4. Neoplasms