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Volume 19, Number 3, September 2007

Granular Cell Tumour of the Lower Gingiva: a Case Report, Immunohistochemical Evaluation, and Review of the Literature

Hiroshi Matsuura, Katsura Tsubota, Kazuo Sano, Mikiko Nakamura, Kazuki Miyauchi, Toshiyuki Ogasawara
Division of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Department of Sensory and Locomotor Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan

Granular cell tumour is characterised by cytoplasmic, eosinophilic granules, and its origin is still controversial. It arises in soft tissue, mainly on the tongue in the oral region. This article reports a case of a 54-year-old woman diagnosed with granular cell tumour arising in the lower gingiva, and includes details of pathological and immunohistochemical findings.

Key words: Gingiva, Granular cell tumor, Immunohistochemistry

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;19:167-169.

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