Pleomorphic adenoma with predominant plasmocytoid myoepithelial cells: a diagnostic pitfall in aspiration cytology. Case report and review of the literature.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_04E27453C9BD
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Pleomorphic adenoma with predominant plasmocytoid myoepithelial cells: a diagnostic pitfall in aspiration cytology. Case report and review of the literature.
Journal
Diagnostic cytopathology
Author(s)
Pusztaszeri M., Braunschweig R., Mihaescu A.
ISSN
1097-0339[electronic]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2009
Volume
37
Number
1
Pages
56-60
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the salivary gland is a sensitive and specific diagnostic tool. However, diagnostic problems are sometimes encountered in interpreting some cases, not only in differentiating benign from malignant cases but also in the specific classification of these neoplasms. We report a case of a pleomorphic adenoma with predominant plasmocytoid myoepithelial cells arising in minor salivary glands from the hard palate in a 78-year-old patient, which was falsely diagnosed as a carcinoma on liquid-based cytology (ThinPrep (TP)). The differential diagnosis of salivary gland tumors with predominant myoepithelial cells on FNA biopsy is discussed.
Keywords
Adenoma, Pleomorphic, Aged, Biopsy, Fine-Needle, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Myoepithelioma, Salivary Gland Neoplasms, Salivary Glands
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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16/12/2008 9:32
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20/08/2019 12:26
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