A case of basal cell adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland.

K. Ikeda, M. Watanabe, T. Oshima, S. Nakabayashi, T. Kudo, T. Sawai, T. Takasaka

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We present a 73-year-old female with an enlarged mass in the right parotid gland. Fine-needle aspiration cytology suggested pleomorphic adenoma. Diagnostic imaging revealed that the tumour had a well-defined margin arising from the deep lobe of the parotid gland. A total parotidectomy with preservation of the facial nerve was performed. The final histopathological diagnosis including immunohistochemical studies was basal cell adenocarcinoma, which is a recently defined entity and a rare epithelial neoplasm. No sign of local recurrence or metastasis 24 months postoperatively has been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
Journalthe tohoku journal of experimental medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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