Basal Cell Adenoma

  • Joaquín J. García


Basal cell adenoma is the benign counterpart of basal cell adenocarcinoma. Basal cell adenoma affects primarily adults and presents at a mean age of approximately 65 years. Women are involved slightly more than men. The majority of cases involve the parotid gland, presenting as single or multiple masses. Basal cell adenoma may be well-circumscribed or multinodular, comprised of multiple cell types (ductal and basal), and exhibit a variety of architectural patterns (solid, trabecular, tubular, and membranous) (Figs. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, 8.17, 8.18, 8.18, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21, 8.22, 8.23, 8.24, 8.24, 8.25, 8.26, 8.27 and 8.28).


Monomorphic adenoma Basaloid salivary gland adenoma 

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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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