Malignant granular cell tumor of the posterior mediastinum with dissemination

Masayuki Nakao, Tomoyuki Hishida, Genichiro Ishii, Junji Yoshida, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Kanji Nagai

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A 66-year-old man presented with severe back pain. Imaging studies revealed a well-circumscribed mass in the left posterior mediastinum. Because of pleural dissemination observed at thoracotomy, palliative resection was performed to relieve his back pain. Histologically, the tumor was composed of cells with large eosinophilic and granular cytoplasm, which were strongly positive for S-100. Mediastinal malignant granular cell tumor with pleural dissemination is extremely unusual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb
Externally publishedYes



  • Granular cell tumor
  • Mediastinal neoplasms
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Soft tissue neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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