Granular cell tumors of the esophagus

Stephen Rubesin, Hans Herlinger, Harold Sigal

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An unusual benign multicentric esophageal granular cell tumor (granular cell myoblastoma) associated with 16 other similar tumors in the skin, vulva, breast, and tongue of 1 patient is described. There was a family history of granular cell tumors in the patient's mother; this has not been previously described. The pathologic findings and controversial histogenesis of granular cell tumors are discussed in an effort to delete the erroneous term "myoblastoma" from the radiologist's vocabulary. Granular cell tumors of the esophagus are also specifically reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophagus
  • neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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