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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 159803, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/159803
Case Report

Case Series: Two Cases of an Atypical Presentation of Oral Granular Cell Tumour

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT, UK

Received 2 October 2012; Accepted 8 December 2012

Academic Editor: Gianfranco D. Alpini

Copyright © 2012 Emma Cole et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper describes two cases of oral granular cell tumours with an atypical clinical presentation; both are in females aged between 45 and 63 years of age. Granular cell tumours are unusual soft tissue neoplasm of neural or Schwann cell origin. Oral GCTs usually present clinically as pink or yellow small sessile lesions. GCTs are usually benign in nature; however they can present in a malignant form in fewer than 2% of cases. In benign cases treatment is surgical and usually curative with extremely low recurrence rates.