Granular cell tumour of the tongue treated by radiofrequency ablation

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COD: 2851_23_04_2018_EP Categorie: , ,

Saverio Capodiferro, Angela Tempesta, Luisa Limongelli, Eugenio Maiorano,
Gianfranco Favia

Ann Ital Chir, Digital Edition 2018, 7
Epub, April 23

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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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