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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 101-105
Abrikossoff's tumor of the tongue: Report of three cases and review of the literature

1 Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Maxillo-Facial Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy
2 Department of Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy

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Ida Barca
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Maxillo.Facial Surgery Unit, Magna Graecia University, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_330_19

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Abrikossoff 's tumor, also called granular cell tumor (GCT), is a rare benign neoplasm of the soft tissues. In almost 70% of the cases, it occurs in the head-and-neck region (especially in the tongue), even though it may present in every other part of the body. This neoplasm has a benign behavior usually, but there have been described a malignant transformation in 2%–3% of the cases. The characterization of this tumor depends on its clinical and histopathological findings. The purpose of our work is to report three uncommon cases of oral Abrikossoff's tumor located on the tongue in young patients referred to our department of maxillofacial surgery of “University Magna Graecia” in Catanzaro, also reviewing of the literature.

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