Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Aug 15, 2015; 7(8): 123-127
Published online Aug 15, 2015. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v7.i8.123
Esophageal granular cell tumors: Case report and literature review
Hong-Qun Wang, Ai-Jun Liu
Hong-Qun Wang, Department of Pathology, the Third People’s Hospital of Hefei, Hefei 230032, Anhui Province, China
Hong-Qun Wang, Ai-Jun Liu, Department of Pathology, the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Author contributions: Wang HQ collected the clinical data and wrote the manuscript; Liu AJ revised the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by Research Ethics Committee of the Third People’s Hospital of Hefei and the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army General Hospital in China.
Informed consent statement: The study participant provided informed written consent prior to the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Ai-Jun Liu, Chief Physician and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, 28# Fuxing Rd., Beijing 100853, China.
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Received: March 22, 2015
Peer-review started: March 23, 2015
First decision: April 10, 2015
Revised: June 29, 2015
Accepted: July 11, 2015
Article in press: July 14, 2015
Published online: August 15, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Granular cell tumors (GCTs) of esophagus are rare and most of the cases have good prognosis. We reported 5 cases of GCTs of esophagus and reviewed the literature. The report is helpful in comprehensively understanding the characteristics of GCTs and guiding the treatment of this disease.