Synchronous granular cell tumors of the pancreas and cecum

Alejandro Garces-Descovich*, Mark P. Callery, Kevin R. Anderson, Vitaliy Poylin, Koenraad J. Mortele

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Granular cell tumors (GCT) are rare and typically benign. Diagnosis is challenging due to nonspecific imaging characteristics and symptomatology. Herein, we report a combination of pancreatic/cecal GCTs in a 43-year-old man. Contrast enhanced MDCT demonstrated a 1.5 cm well-defined homogeneous intraluminal cecal mass and a 1.6 cm slightly hypervascular pancreatic body mass. On MRI, the pancreatic mass showed increased enhancement on post-gadolinium delayed sequences. Diagnosis was confirmed by excisional pathology (S100 and CD68, PAS-D positive). Radiologists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons should ponder the possibility of GCTs in the differential diagnosis of any small, pancreatic or cecal well-defined tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Cecum
  • Granular cell tumor
  • Pancreas
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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