Oral Abrikossoff Tumor: A Report of Uncommon Presentation
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Received Date: July 18, 2011; Accepted Date: November 05, 2011; Published Date: November 07, 2011
Citation: Ashwini, Naveen Shankar V, Praveena V (2011) Oral Abrikossoff Tumor: A Report of Uncommon Presentation. J Cancer Sci Ther 3: 233-234. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000095
Copyright: © 2011 Ashwini, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abrikossoff tumor or Granular cell tumor usually present as unencapsulated, small, firm white mass, usually less than 2 cm with infiltrative borders. The histogenesis seems to be neural and most likely Schwann cell in origin. The lesion will present as an asymptomatic mass usually in the submucosa. Usually it behaves as a benign lesion; however, about 2% of the cases can present a malignant course. Here we report a case of large diffused painful swelling in the palate in a 9 year old boy. This was diagnosed as benign granular cell tumor on histopathologically, but had malignant clinical characteristics.