Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 598–600 | Cite as

Granular Cell Tumour in Stomach: a Case Report

  • Aleena Jain
  • Manjusha Karegar
  • Amita Joshi
  • Amey Rojekar
Case report


Granular cell tumours are uncommon, usually benign soft tissue tumours. They are thought to be neural, arising from Schwann cells and can occur at various sites. Their occurrence in gastrointestinal tract is rare, the commonest site being oesophagus followed by large intestine. Gastric localization is unusual. A young female presented with abdominal discomfort since 3 months. Endoscopy showed a nodule in the body of stomach. Biopsy revealed features of granular cell tumour on microscopy, which was confirmed by immunohistochemical positivity for S100 and CD68. Wide excision of the tumour was performed. At the 6-month follow-up, patient was asymptomatic. The diagnosis of gastric granular cell tumour is based on endoscopic biopsy. Unless there is histological evidence of malignancy, wide local excision is an adequate surgical treatment.


Granular cell tumour Stomach Endoscopy Immunohistochemistry S100 CD 68 


Authors’ Contributions

AJ carried out data acquisition, data analysis & manuscript preparation will stand as guarantor also. AA carried out concepts & design, literature search, participated in clinical study. MK carried out concepts & design, literature search. AR participated in clinical study & manuscript review. All the authors have read & approved the final manuscript.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethics Approval and Consent to Participate

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee.

Consent for Publication

Consent for publication for this case reports and any additional related information was taken from the parents of the patients involved in the study.

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologySeth GSMC & KEMHMumbai-12India

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