Granular Cell Tumor of the Appendix: A New Case of a Rare Tumor with Review of the Literature

Emanso Umobong1, Ojo, B. A.2*, Ojo, O. N.3, Ikenna Okonkwo4, Mandus Akonjom5, Ugwu Ifeanyi6, Efu, E. M.7, Inemesit, D. E.8 & Eke Barnabass, A.9

1Histoconsult laboratory, Abuja, Nigeria
2Department of Anatomic Pathology, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
3McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada
4Department of Pathology, Maitama District Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
5Department of Surgery, State House Clinic, Abuja, Nigeria
6National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
7Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Federal University Health Science, Oturkpo, Nigeria
8Screenics Pathology Solutions, Ondo, Nigeria
9Eke Barnabass A., Department of Surgry, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria

Dr. Ojo, B. A., Department of Anatomic Pathology, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Keywords: Granular Cell Tumor; Appendix; S-100 Protein


A granular cell tumor (GCT) originating in the appendix is relatively rare and usually diagnosed as an incidental finding. Granular cell tumors are usually benign lesion of neural/schwannian origin, most frequently found in middle age women. Most patients were diagnosed preoperatively as having acute appendicitis. We describe the first case of GCT of the appendix in Abuja, Nigeria federal capital city in a 40 year old female patient who presented with signs and symptoms of appendicitis.

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