Salivary duct carcinoma of the parotid gland: The cytohistological features

Radha Ramachandra Pai, Vanamala Alwar, Vatsala Srinivas Rao, Vasudeva Somayaji

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Abstract

A 62-year-old man presented with rapidly growing tumour in the right parotid region with associated pain and facial nerve palsy. Based on the fine needle aspiration cytology report of high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, parotidectomy was performed which showed features of salivary duct carcinoma. The smears were reviewed to identify the potential pitfalls in the cytological diagnosis of salivary duct carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-874
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2007
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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