Oral granular cell tumor (GCT) is a relatively rare, benign lesion that can easily be misdiagnosed. Particularly, the presence of pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia might, in some cases, lead to the hypothesis of squamous cell carcinoma. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Recurrence has been reported in up to 15% of cases treated with conventional surgery. Here, we reported a case of GCT of the tongue in a young female patient, which was successfully treated through 445 nm diode laser excision. Laser surgery might reduce bleeding and postoperative pain and may be associated with more rapid healing. Particularly, the vaporization effect on remnant tissues could eliminate GCT cells on the surgical bed, thus hypothetically leading to a lower rate of recurrence. In the present case, complete healing occurred in 1 week, and no recurrence was observed after 6 months. Laser surgery also allows the possibility to obtain second intention healing. Possible laser-induced histopathological artifacts should be carefully considered.

A single case report of granular cell tumor of the tongue successfully treated through 445 nm diode laser / Viani, M. V.; Corcione, L.; Di Blasio, C.; Bologna-Molina, R.; Vescovi, P.; Meleti, M.. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 8:3(2020), p. 267.267. [10.3390/healthcare8030267]

A single case report of granular cell tumor of the tongue successfully treated through 445 nm diode laser

Di Blasio C.;Meleti M.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Oral granular cell tumor (GCT) is a relatively rare, benign lesion that can easily be misdiagnosed. Particularly, the presence of pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia might, in some cases, lead to the hypothesis of squamous cell carcinoma. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Recurrence has been reported in up to 15% of cases treated with conventional surgery. Here, we reported a case of GCT of the tongue in a young female patient, which was successfully treated through 445 nm diode laser excision. Laser surgery might reduce bleeding and postoperative pain and may be associated with more rapid healing. Particularly, the vaporization effect on remnant tissues could eliminate GCT cells on the surgical bed, thus hypothetically leading to a lower rate of recurrence. In the present case, complete healing occurred in 1 week, and no recurrence was observed after 6 months. Laser surgery also allows the possibility to obtain second intention healing. Possible laser-induced histopathological artifacts should be carefully considered.
2020
A single case report of granular cell tumor of the tongue successfully treated through 445 nm diode laser / Viani, M. V.; Corcione, L.; Di Blasio, C.; Bologna-Molina, R.; Vescovi, P.; Meleti, M.. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 8:3(2020), p. 267.267. [10.3390/healthcare8030267]
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