Granular Cell Tumors Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 29, 2018
  • Author: Vladimir O Osipov, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What is the pathophysiology of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What is the prevalence of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Where are granular cell tumors (GCTs) located?

Which physical findings are characteristic of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of malignant granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What causes granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

DDX

What should be considered in the diagnosis of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Workup

How are granular cell tumors (GCTs) diagnosed?

What is the anatomic pathology of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which immunohistochemical findings are characteristic of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which findings on ultrasound are characteristic of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What are gingival granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What are primitive polypoid granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which gross and microscopic features are characteristic of malignant granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which is the role of imaging studies in the workup of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What is the role of endoscopy in the workup of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

How are granular cell tumors (GCTs) staged?

What are the pathologic differential diagnoses of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Treatment

How are granular cell tumors (GCTs) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Follow-up

What are the possible complications of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

What is the prognosis of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?