Granular cell tumor treated with mohs micrographic surgery: Report of a case and review of the literature

Erin S. Gardner, Leonard H. Goldberg

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. Granular cell tumors are uncommon soft tissue neoplasms of neural origin that most often arise in the oral cavity. Penile lesions are distinctly uncommon. Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is a highly effective treatment for several cutaneous neoplasms when tissue conservation is crucial. OBJECTIVE. TO examine the use of MMS for this soft tissue malignancy. METHODS. We report only the eighth granular cell tumor of the penis. The literature was reviewed regarding the use of MMS for these neoplasms. RESULTS. MMS was performed to minimize the destruction of normal tissue in treating this patient's granular cell tumor. Only one previous article documented the use of MMS for this soft tissue tumor. CONCLUSION. Although utilized infrequently to treat granular cell tumors, MMS may prove beneficial when lesion location or size render tissue conservation or assuredness of cure paramount.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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