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Micropapillary carcinoma of the parotid gland arising in mucinous cystadenoma

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We describe a 45-year-old man who had a 2-year history of a slowly enlarging tumor in the left parotid gland. Histologically, the tumor was a mucinous cystadenoma with focal apocrine differentiation, which revealed a widespread invasive micropapillary adenocarcinoma component. A rim of lymphoid tissue surrounded the margins of the micropapillary carcinoma. The invasive micropapillary adenocarcinoma component was morphologically identical with the invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the mammary gland. The tumor is different from so-far recognized salivary gland tumor entities.

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Received: 25 October 1999 / Accepted: 13 June 2000

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Michal, M., Skálová, A. & Mukenšnabl, P. Micropapillary carcinoma of the parotid gland arising in mucinous cystadenoma. Virchows Archiv 437, 465–468 (2000).

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