Granular cell tumor is a relatively uncommon benign neoplasm that occurs in almost any part of the body, with
the head and neck region involved in 45 to 65% of the cases. The peak of incidence is generally in the fourth to sixth
decades of life, while it is very rarely encountered in children. Usually, it appears as a singular nodular mass covered by
intact overlying mucosa. Its etiology and histogenesis is unclear; in addition, its nature is sometimes questioned due to the
occurrence of malignancy in less than 2% of all lesions, and/or recurrence or metastasis to regional lymph nodes despite a
benign histopathological appearance.
In the present paper, we describe a case with intraoral location occurred in a child, whose clinical and immunohistopathological
features seem to confirm a benign course of tumor even in the childhood.
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