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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 392-394

Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a setting of Warthin's tumor

Department of Pathology, G S L Medical College and General Hospital, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Manisha Mohapatra
Department of Pathology, G S L Medical College and General Hospital, NH-5, Lakshmipuram, Rajahmundry - 533 294, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.101756

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Warthin's tumor also known as papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum is a common benign salivary gland neoplasm that occurs exclusively in parotid gland. Rarely, the tumor can undergo carcinomatous or lymphomatous transformation of epithelial or lymphoid component, respectively. Herein, we describe a case of 55-year-old female who had undergone parotidectomy for a rapidly growing tumor in the right parotid gland. The case was diagnosed as mucoepidermoid carcinoma developed in a setting of Warthin's tumor based on the histomorphology, special staining characters, and immunohistochemical findings. The pathogenesis and differential diagnoses of such rare malignancy has been discussed briefly.

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