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Fig. 6 | Head & Face Medicine

Fig. 6

From: Granular cell tumors of the tongue: fibroma or schwannoma

Fig. 6

Regeneration of damaged axons may cause Wallerian degeneration. This process is induced after a nerve fiber is mechanically cut or crushed and results in distal degeneration of the axon after it is separated from the neuronal cell body. The axon fragment and residual Schwann cells may participate in the development of a granular cell tumor. Therefore, Wallerian degeneration may play an important role in the development of granular cell tumors

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