Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2006 Mar;39(3):244-247.

Granular Cell Tumor Arising from the Left Main Bronchus : A case report

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Korea. jhkuh@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Granular cell tumors (GCT) are uncommon benign neoplasms. Their location is mostly in the the skin, tongue, and breast; appearance in other parts of the body is rare, but it has been reported. They have also been reported to occur synchronously in multiple organs and metachronously in a single organ. The incidence of GCTs in the tracheobronchial tree is unknown and pulmonary GCTs are uncommon, with approximately 100 reported cases in the literature. We present the case of a 33-year-old man with a granular cell tumor of the left main bronchus. The tumor was found at bronchoscopy performed to exclude suspected endobronchial mass with symptoms of pneumonia. Biopsies revealed the histological pattern of a benign granular cell tumor. He underwent resection of the left main bronchus followed by end to end anastomosis of left main bronchus. He has not had any recurrence of the tumor during the 1 year follow-up.

Keyword

Bronchial neoplasms; Granular cell tumor

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Breast
Bronchi*
Bronchial Neoplasms
Bronchoscopy
Follow-Up Studies
Granular Cell Tumor*
Humans
Incidence
Pneumonia
Recurrence
Skin
Tongue
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