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ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2011, Article ID 943804, 3 pages
Case Report

Solitary Granular Cell Tumor of Cecum: A Case Report

Department of Pathology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco

Received 25 September 2010; Accepted 19 October 2010

Academic Editors: M. Kato and L. Qiao

Copyright © 2011 Kaoutar Znati 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.


Granular cell tumor (GCT) was first described by Abrikossof in 1926. This tumor is a benign neoplasm of unclear histogenesis that is generally believed to be of nerve sheath origin. GCT is not common and most often affects the tongue, skin, and soft tissue, although it may occur anywhere in the body. Gastrointestinal tract involvement, and especially that of the colon, is very rare. This usually benign tumor appears as a submucosal nodule, measuring less than 2 cm in diameter and is often found incidentally during colorectal examinations. We describe the case of a 27-year-old man with a GCT in the cecum that was detected after a screening colonoscopy. Endoscopic examination revealed a yellowish submucosal tumor, 0.7 cm in diameter. An endoscopic mucosal polypectomy was done for histological confirmation and treatment.