Oncocytic Carcinoma

  • Joaquín J. García


Oncocytic carcinoma is the malignant counterpart of oncocytoma. Oncocytic carcinoma affects children and adults. Women and men are involved with similar frequency. The majority of cases involve the parotid gland, presenting as single or multiple masses. Oncocytic carcinoma may be well-circumscribed or infiltrative, comprised almost exclusively of one cell type (oncocyte), and exhibit a variety of architectural patterns (nests, trabeculae, sheets and duct-like configurations) (Figs. 21.1, 21.2, 21.3, 21.4, 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, 21.8, 21.9, 21.10, 21.11 and 21.12).


Malignant oncocytoma Oncocytic adenocarcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín J. García
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & PathologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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