Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 373–376

Intercalated Duct Lesion of the Parotid

  • Matthew R. Naunheim
  • Harrison W. Lin
  • William C. Faquin
  • Derrick T. Lin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12105-012-0329-8

Cite this article as:
Naunheim, M.R., Lin, H.W., Faquin, W.C. et al. Head and Neck Pathol (2012) 6: 373. doi:10.1007/s12105-012-0329-8

Abstract

Intercalated duct lesions of the salivary glands are rare tumors that were only recently described. However, their resemblance to other salivary gland tumors as well as their association with malignant neoplasms makes their detection, treatment, and follow-up paramount. We present the case of a 63-year-old woman diagnosed with an intercalated duct lesion of the parotid. Her case is illustrative of the difficulty and importance of an accurate pathologic diagnosis in the management of patients with these lesions.

Keywords

Intercalated duct Intercalated duct adenoma Intercalated duct hyperplasia Intercalated duct lesion Tubular adenoma Monomorphic adenoma of salivary gland 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew R. Naunheim
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Harrison W. Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • William C. Faquin
    • 3
  • Derrick T. Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyMassachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otology and LaryngologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Tosteson Medical Education Center, Rm. 233Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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