Abrikossoff tumour – review of epidemiology, morphology and clinical features of the rare tumour

Jakub Spałek, Olga Spałek, Grzegorz Wróbel


Abrikossoff tumour is the granular cell tumour. This is a type of peripheral nerve sheath tumour that was initially described by Abrikosoff in 1926. It is rare type of tumour classified as a benign lesion. Anatomical localization is very variable. Most are found in the oral cavity, especially the tongue, and the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This article is to review available publication about morphological, epidemiological characteristics features and clinical picture of this tumour.


Abrikossoff tumour, epidemiology, morphology, clinical features

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