Granular Cell Tumors Treatment & Management

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

Approach Considerations

Treatment is with surgical resection. With benign granular cell tumors, local surgical excision is curative, if complete resection is achieved; however, recurrence is possible even withclear margins. Wide en bloc excision is recommended for malignant lesions.

Radiation and chemotherapy are not needed for benign lesions and are not effective for malignant lesions. However, case reports describe response to pazopanib in patients with metastatic disease. [4]

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Surgical Care

If resection is complete, local surgical excision is curative for benign granular cell tumors. Wide en bloc excision is recommended for malignant lesions.

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Consultations

Seek consultation with a site-specific surgeon.

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