J Breast Dis.  2017 Jun;5(1):35-38. 10.14449/jbd.2017.5.1.35.

Newly Arising Contralateral Granular Cell Tumor after Wide Excision of Large Breast Granular Cell Tumor: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Min General Surgery Hospital, Seoul, Korea. goodbreastdoctor@gmail.com

Abstract

Granular cell tumor (GCT) of the breast is a rare neoplasm that is usually benign in nature. The results of physical examination and ultrasonographic findings of GCT of the breast often mimic those of other malignancies. A 46-year-old woman underwent wide excision for removal of a large mass in the left breast (about 10 cm in diameter). The pathologic finding of the excised mass was benign GCT. A year after initial surgery, recurrence of the left breast mass was found along with a newly developed mass in the contralateral right breast, which was excised. In this study, we describe the case of a newly developed GCT in the contralateral breast 1 year after excision of a larger breast GCT.

Keyword

Breast; Granular cell tumor; Recurrence

MeSH Terms

Breast*
Female
Granular Cell Tumor*
Humans
Middle Aged
Physical Examination
Recurrence
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