Diagnostic Dilemma of Cytology in Salivary Gland Neoplasm: Case Report of a Rare Diagnosis with Brief Review of Literature
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.