Granular cell tumour of the tongue treated by radiofrequency ablation

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Saverio Capodiferro
Angela Tempesta
Luisa Limongelli
Eugenio Maiorano
Gianfranco Favia


AIM: To report on a case of granular cell tumour occurring in the tongue surgically removed by surgical radiofrequency, with histological examination.


MATERIAL OF STUDY: Discussion on the clinico-pathological characteristics of the granular cell tumour and the surgical treatment by surgical radiofrequency: the differential diagnosis is also discussed.


RESULTS: Histological examination is mandatory for the final diagnosis. Surgical radiofrequency is an useful medical device to achieve good quality surgery with minimal post-operative course.


DISCUSSION CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, granular cell tumour should be always considered in the differential diagnosis of nodular lesions of the oral mucosa above all when the tongue is involved and a yellow appearance is detectable. The surgery will be guided by the clinical diagnosis and accurately performed to prevent recurrence. A medical device promoting reduction of the intra-operative bleeding is suggestable for such surgical treatments.

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Capodiferro, Saverio, et al. “Granular Cell Tumour of the Tongue Treated by Radiofrequency Ablation”. Annali Italiani Di Chirurgia, vol. 7, no. April, Apr. 2018, pp. 1-3,
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