Which findings on ultrasound are characteristic of granular cell tumors (GCTs)?

Updated: Dec 29, 2018
  • Author: Vladimir O Osipov, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Ultrastructural findings with granular cell tumors are highly characteristic. Pleomorphic secondary lysosomes are observed within the cytoplasm of tumor cells. [18, 19]

Features indicating neural derivation of granular cell tumors (eg, myelin residues, long-spacing collagen, arrays of neuritic processes among tumor cells) may be observed.


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