Diagnostic Dilemma of Cytology in Salivary Gland Neoplasm: Case Report of a Rare Diagnosis with Brief Review of LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Brijnandan Gupta,
Senior Resident, Room No. 1063, Department of Pathology, First Floor, Teaching Block,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110023, India.
Carcinoma ex Pleomorphic Adenoma (Ca ex PA) is a rare malignancy accounting for 3.6% of all salivary gland neoplasms. Malignant component of Ca ex PA is most often adenocarcinoma, Not Otherwise Specified (NOS). Myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare subtype of Ca ex PA. We present a case of myoepithelial Ca ex PA, firstly, due to its low prevelance and secondly, due to the frequent diagnostic conundrum it poses to the clinicians and pathologists.
Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma, Myoepithelial carcinoma, Parotid region
Aruna Chhikara, Preeti Rai, Manjula Jain, Brijnandan Gupta, Sunil Kumar. DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA OF CYTOLOGY IN SALIVARY GLAND NEOPLASM: CASE REPORT OF A RARE DIAGNOSIS WITH BRIEF REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 21 ]; 11:MD01-MD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 19, 2017
Date of Peer Review: May 01, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 24, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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