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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-73

Recurrent metastatic malignant granular cell tumor of the back presenting with axillary mass: A rare case report and review of the literature

Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Kavita Mardi
Set No 14, Type VI Quarters, IAS Colony, Mehle, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcpc.ijcpc_19_20

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Malignant granular cell tumor (MGCT) is a rare aggressive tumor that comprises 0.5%–2% of all granular cell tumors. They most commonly occur on lower extremity, nuchal region, chest wall, gastrointestinal tract, and head and neck. We report fine needle aspiration and histopathological findings of a rare case of recurrent MGCT presenting with axillary mass along with a tumor on the right back in a 56-year-old female. Tumor cells with abundant granular eosinophilic cytoplasm showing pleomorphism, enlarged vesicular nuclei, prominent nucleoli, 4–5 mitotic figures/10 high-power field, periodic acid–Schiff-positive diastase-resistant cytoplasmic granules, and metastasis in the axillary lymph node were also suggestive of MGCT. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were positive for S-100 confirming the diagnosis.

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