Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : August | Volume : 11 | Issue : 8 | Page : ED01 - ED03

Granular Cell Tumour of the Chest Wall: FNA Diagnosis with a Review of Literature and Elaboration of Cytological Mimickers ED01-ED03

Zeba Choudhary, prajwala gupta, purnima malhotra, minakshi bhardwaj, prafull kumar sharma

Dr. Prajwala Gupta,
Room No.-302, 3rd Floor Opd Building, PGIMER, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital,
Babakharak Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001, India.
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Granular Cell Tumours (GCTs) are uncommon tumours which can be confused with other benign soft tissue tumours on clinical examination. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) plays a significant role in their diagnosis. There are certain cytological mimickers of GCTs so a cytopathologist must be aware of its characteristic cytomorphology. These tumours can be present anywhere on the body; however, chest wall is one of the uncommon sites. We present a case of GCT present on the chest wall in an elderly male as a subcutaneous nodule. We have discussed the common cytological differential of GCTs, features of malignant GCTs along with cytomorphological and immunohistochemical features.