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A Single Case Report of Granular Cell Tumor of the Tongue Successfully Treated through 445 nm Diode Laser

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Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, 43126 Parma, Italy
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Private practice, Centro Medico Di Blasio, 43121 Parma; Italy
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Faculty of Dentistry, University of the Republic, 14600 Montevideo, Uruguay
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Healthcare 2020, 8(3), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030267
Received: 10 June 2020 / Revised: 21 July 2020 / Accepted: 11 August 2020 / Published: 13 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Solutions for Oral Healthcare)
Oral granular cell tumor (GCT) is a relatively rare, benign lesion that can easily be misdiagnosed. Particularly, the presence of pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia might, in some cases, lead to the hypothesis of squamous cell carcinoma. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Recurrence has been reported in up to 15% of cases treated with conventional surgery. Here, we reported a case of GCT of the tongue in a young female patient, which was successfully treated through 445 nm diode laser excision. Laser surgery might reduce bleeding and postoperative pain and may be associated with more rapid healing. Particularly, the vaporization effect on remnant tissues could eliminate GCT cells on the surgical bed, thus hypothetically leading to a lower rate of recurrence. In the present case, complete healing occurred in 1 week, and no recurrence was observed after 6 months. Laser surgery also allows the possibility to obtain second intention healing. Possible laser-induced histopathological artifacts should be carefully considered. View Full-Text
Keywords: granular cell tumor; diode laser; pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia; oral surgery granular cell tumor; diode laser; pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia; oral surgery
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Viani, M.V.; Corcione, L.; Di Blasio, C.; Bologna-Molina, R.; Vescovi, P.; Meleti, M. A Single Case Report of Granular Cell Tumor of the Tongue Successfully Treated through 445 nm Diode Laser. Healthcare 2020, 8, 267. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030267

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Viani MV, Corcione L, Di Blasio C, Bologna-Molina R, Vescovi P, Meleti M. A Single Case Report of Granular Cell Tumor of the Tongue Successfully Treated through 445 nm Diode Laser. Healthcare. 2020; 8(3):267. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030267

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Viani, Maria V.; Corcione, Luigi; Di Blasio, Chiara; Bologna-Molina, Ronell; Vescovi, Paolo; Meleti, Marco. 2020. "A Single Case Report of Granular Cell Tumor of the Tongue Successfully Treated through 445 nm Diode Laser" Healthcare 8, no. 3: 267. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030267

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