Granular cell tumour of clitoris: a case report


  • Alka Goel Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGIMER and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Anupriya Narain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Khushboo Singh Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGIMER and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Minakshi Bhardwaj Department of Pathology, PGIMER and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India



Clitoris, Granular cell tumour, Reproductive age group


Granular cell tumour (GCT) is tumours showing neuroectodermal differentiation. It occurs mostly in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue and occurrence in the muscle layer is rare. The most common site is the head and neck region. It has been known to occur in the vulva, with clitoris being a very rare site. Granular cell tumours are slow growing tumours, which are mostly asymptomatic. We report a case of lump in the clitoris in a 42-year-old woman which was managed with surgical excision. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of granular cell tumour. Very few cases of granular cell tumour of clitoris have been reported in literature till date. Although mostly benign, the differential diagnosis of granular cell tumour should be borne in mind by the clinicians in cases of clitoral lump.


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