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salivary neoplasm

Karan Lal, Travis J Morrell, Michael Cunningham, Patrick OʼDonnell, Nikki A Levin, Kristine M Cornejo
Cutaneous mixed tumor (chondroid syringoma) is the cutaneous counterpart of pleomorphic adenoma of salivary glands, comprised of both epithelial and mesenchymal components. Malignant transformation is exceptionally rare, with only a few cases reported. We report a case of a malignant cutaneous mixed tumor in an 86-year-old white man who presented with a pink indurated plaque on his left scapula. He had a history of nonmelanoma skin cancers, a stage IB malignant melanoma of a lower extremity and Gleason 4 + 3 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy, external beam irradiation, and bicalutamide...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Alessandro Franchi, Cecilia Taverna, Antonella Simoni, Monica Pepi, Giuditta Mannelli, Martina Fasolati, Oreste Gallo
Recently, it has been reported that deregulation of the receptor activator of NFkB ligand (RANKL)/RANK signaling axis results in salivary gland tumor development in a mouse transgenic model. The aim of this study was to ascertain RANKL and RANK protein expression in a series of primary parotid gland carcinomas and to correlate it with clinicopathologic parameters. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor samples from 46 consecutive cases of parotid gland carcinoma were selected for this study. For comparison, we examined a group of 40 randomly chosen parotid gland adenomas, including 20 pleomorphic adenomas, 10 myoepitheliomas, and 10 Warthin tumors...
February 28, 2018: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Hassan Tariq, Saba Anjum, Hafeez Ud Din, Farhan Akhtar
Background & Objective: To evaluate usefulness of immunohistochemical marker C-kit (CD117) in differentiating Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) from Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) in patients of salivary gland carcinomas. AdCC is a malignant salivary gland neoplasm with poor prognosis. PLGA is a salivary gland malignancy with indolent growth pattern. Differentiating between the two entities is a diagnostic challenge. We evaluated the role of C-kit in differentiating the two...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Purnima Vadla, Sankeerthana Pathipaka, Jayakiran Madala, Venkateswara Rao Guttikonda
Polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC) is a distinctive salivary gland neoplasm that predominantly occurs in the minor salivary glands. The tumor is characterized by cytological uniformity, morphological diversity, an infiltrative growth pattern and low metastatic potential. It presents as an asymptomatic, slow- growing mass within the oral cavity. This salivary gland tumor is difficult to diagnose both clinically and histopathologically due to its indolent presentation and diverse architectural pattern which includes various microscopic patterns namely- solid, ductal-tubular, cribriform, trabecular and single-file growth...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Tibor Mezei, Simona Mocan, Alina Ormenisan, Beáta Baróti, Alina Iacob
Salivary gland tumors are relatively rare neoplasms, mostly located in the parotid gland, and few are malignant. Preoperative evaluation of salivary gland tumors includes fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of FNAC in the evaluation of rare salivary gland neoplasms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four cases of rare salivary gland tumors were included, which were preoperatively assessed by clinical investigation, computed tomography, and FNAC...
2018: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
Xiaojuan Zhou, Min Yu, Hongyu Zhuo, Shuang Zhang
RATIONALE: Myoepithelial carcinoma mainly occurs in the salivary glands, but myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung is extremely rare neoplasm whose biological behavior and clinical course still remain to be fully elucidated. Although considered as low-grade carcinoma, these tumors have a high rate of recurrence or distant metastasis. PATIENT CONCERNS: To date there are only 11 cases of pulmonary myoepithelial carcinoma reported in the English literature. We report a case of a 24-year-old woman diagnosed with primary pulmonary myoepithelial carcinoma...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ilia Lozev, Sonya Ruseva, Ivan Pidakev, José Carlos Cardoso, Uwe Wollina, Torello Lotti, Georgi Konstantinov Maximov, Ivan Terziev, Georgi Tchernev
Neoplasms of the major and minor salivary glands are morphologically and a clinically diverse group of neoplasms which lead the clinician to diagnostic and management challenges. This article aims to report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma in 83 - year - old woman who presented in the dermatology clinic with a tumour mass in the left auricular area. The patient complained of pain and abnormal bleeding of the mass. The lesion was examined, and surgical treatment was performed. A tumour was extirpated, and partial resection of both the parotid gland and the sternocleidomastoid muscle was done...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Li Yao, Yuanyuan Zhang, Qijun Chen, Shuai Wang, Qingjian Wang, Jie Yi, Ligang Zhang, Ethan L Matz, Xiaohua Hu, Guilin Huang
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) is an uncommon malignant neoplasm. Due to the complicated anatomical structure of the human head, standard imaging modalities including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan remain limited in detection of salivary tumors. We used three-dimensional computed tomography angiography (3D-CT angiography) for the assessment and pre-operative surgical planning of facial fractures of a case with LEC. The study results demonstrated that 3D-CT angiography provided an insightful approach to preoperative evaluation in the treatment of salivary tumors...
2018: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
Louis J Ligthelm, Belinda K Bunn, Erich J Raubenheimer, Willie F P van Heerden
BACKGROUND: Primary intestinal-type adenocarcinoma of the tongue is rare. This represents the first reported case of a primary mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC) of the tongue arising within a congenital enteric cyst. METHODS: A 52-year-old man presented with a midline tongue mass that was connected to the mucosal surface with an epithelial-lined sinus tract. Morphological examination and immunohistochemical profiling of the neoplasm were performed. RESULTS: Histopathological evaluation showed a primary MANEC arising within a preexisting congenital enteric cyst, comprising both adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine components...
February 23, 2018: Head & Neck
Miguel Rito, Yoshitsugu Mitani, Diana Bell, Fernanda Viviane Mariano, Salman T Almalki, Kristen B Pytynia, Isabel Fonseca, Adel K El-Naggar
Basal cell salivary neoplasms display similar cyto-morphologic features and are classified into adenoma and adenocarcinoma based on the presence or absence of tumor invasion at diagnosis. These neoplasms also share considerable phenotypic resemblance and co-exist with certain dermal adnexal tumors harboring the CYLD gene mutations inferring common genetic association. We sequenced the CYLD gene in both basal cell adenomas and adenocarcinomas and correlated the findings with CYLD, NF-κB, and β-catenin expression levels and clinicopathologic factors...
February 20, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
B J Rocca, A Gini, C Calandra, A Ginori, F Crivelli
Malignancies of the parotid gland are relatively uncommon, accounting for only 3-6% of all head and neck cancers. Most of them are primary neoplasms, metastases are uncommon. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents 3% of adult malignancies, the clear cell type comprises up to 70% of all RCC. RCC has an unpredictable behavior and the unique potential to metastasize to nearly every organ in the body. Though not as frequent, metastatic RCC to the head and neck has been identified in the thyroid, salivary glands, skull base, sinuses, pharynx, tonsils, tongue, lip and skin...
December 2017: Pathologica
Akeesha A Shah, Eric D Lamarre, Justin A Bishop
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma is a peculiar sinonasal tract tumor that demonstrates features of both a surface-derived and salivary gland carcinoma. Implicit in its name, this tumor has a consistent association with high-risk HPV, particularly type 33. It was first described in 2013 under the designation of HPV-related carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma-like features. However, since its initial description additional cases have emerged which demonstrate a wide morphologic spectrum and relatively indolent clinical behavior...
February 14, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Wahida Chakari, Luise Andersen, Jørgen Lock Andersen
Salivary duct carcinoma is a rare and highly aggressive malignant neoplasm that frequently metastasises to other organs, but cutaneous metastasis is uncommon. There are only 6 cases reported in the literature with metastases to the skin and in all cases the tumour originates from the parotid gland. We present a case of skin metastases from the submandibular gland that was mistaken for basal cell carcinoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of salivary duct carcinoma arising from the submandibular gland with cutaneous metastases...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
Ahmad M Alamri, Xuefeng Liu, Jan K Blancato, Bassem R Haddad, Weisheng Wang, Xiaogang Zhong, Sujata Choudhary, Ewa Krawczyk, Bhaskar V Kallakury, Bruce J Davidson, Priscilla A Furth
Restricted availability of cell and animal models is a rate-limiting step for investigation of salivary gland neoplasm pathophysiology and therapeutic response. Conditionally reprogrammed cell (CRC) technology enables establishment of primary epithelial cell cultures from patient material. This study tested a translational workflow for acquisition, expansion and testing of CRC-derived primary cultures of salivary gland neoplasms from patients presenting to an academic surgical practice. Results showed that cultured cells were sufficient for epithelial cell-specific transcriptome characterization to detect candidate therapeutic pathways and fusion genes, and for screening for cancer risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and driver gene mutations through exome sequencing...
January 29, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
Thijs van Hees, Stijn van Weert, Birgit Witte, C René Leemans
BACKGROUND: Tumors of the parapharyngeal space (PPS) are rare, accounting for 0.5-1.5% of all head and neck tumors. The anatomy of the PPS is responsible for a wide variety of tumors arising from the PPS. This series of 99 PPS tumors provides an overview of the clinical course and management of PPS tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included clinical data from patients treated for PPS tumors from 1991 to 2012 (warranting at least a 4-year follow-up) at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
February 7, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Subrata Pal, Palash Kr Mondal, Abhishek Sharma, Mrinal Sikder
Basal cell adenoma is a rare type of monomorphic salivary adenoma most commonly involving the parotid gland. Cytology of basal cell adenoma closely mimics many other benign and malignant basaloid neoplasms. Cytological features of membranous basal cell adenoma simulate adenoid cystic carcinoma in fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) smears. Here, we are presenting a rare case of cytodiagnosis of membranous basal cell adenoma of parotid gland in an elderly lady, which mimicked adenoid cystic carcinoma on FNAC...
January 2018: Journal of Cytology
Jose Luis Del Cura, Gloria Coronado, Rosa Zabala, Igone Korta, Ignacio López
OBJECTIVES: To review the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy (CNB) in the diagnosis of salivary gland tumours (SGT). METHODS: Retrospective, institutional review board approved, analysis of the CNB of SGT performed at our centre in 8 years. We used an automatic 18-G spring-loaded device. The final diagnosis was based on surgery in the cases that were operated on, and on clinical evolution and biopsy findings in the rest. RESULTS: Four hundred and nine biopsies were performed in 381 patients (ages, 2-97 years; mean, 55...
January 31, 2018: European Radiology
A Agaimy, W Weichert, F Haller, A Hartmann
As a result of some seminal observations as well as a consequence of increasing use of modern and innovative molecular diagnostic technologies, a variety of new genetic aberrations have been discovered in head and neck neoplasms of different anatomic locations and histogenetic origins. These advances resulted in the establishment of new molecularly defined disease entities. On the other hand, some of these new genetic biomarkers paved the way to potentially promising novel therapeutic opportunities. Diverse old (well known in other entities) and newly discovered translocations and gene fusions represent the leading subgroup of these genetic aberrations...
February 2018: Der Pathologe
R A Kennedy
This review of changes to the 4th edition of the WHO classification of head and neck tumours focuses on their impact on the surgical care of diseases that affect the salivary glands, jaws, and oral cavity. Updates to the chapter on the salivary glands include the addition of secretory carcinoma and sclerosing polycystic adenosis. The odontogenic cysts are back, and the odontogenic keratocyst is listed among them, as it has now lost its brief and confusing designation as a neoplasm. The newly-defined sclerosing odontogenic carcinoma and primordial odontogenic tumour have been added...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Neda Kalhor, Cesar A Moran
Primary mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MEC) of the lung are rare and represent a diagnostic challenge. MEC in the lung is under the umbrella of primary salivary gland type tumors of the lung. Areas Covered: In general, salivary gland type tumors are represented by malignant neoplasms that may range from low to intermediate to high-grade type of malignancy sharing similar histopathological features as those in salivary glands. The focus in this review will be on one tumor in particular - mucoepidermoid carcinoma...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
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