12. Oncocytoma

  1. Mousa A. Al-Abbadi
  1. Jay K. Wasman and
  2. Fadi W. Abdul-Karim

Published Online: 9 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470932087.ch12

Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas

Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas

How to Cite

Wasman, J. K. and Abdul-Karim, F. W. (2011) Oncocytoma, in Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas (ed M. A. Al-Abbadi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470932087.ch12

Editor Information

  1. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37684, USA

Author Information

  1. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470500927

Online ISBN: 9780470932087



  • oncocytoma, comprising approximately 1% - of all salivary gland neoplasms;
  • oncocytomas, well circumscribed, solid, tan-brown nodules - no evidence of hemorrhage or necrosis;
  • oncocytic carcinoma, and atypia, pleomorphism - mitotic activity to a much greater extent than oncocytomas


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Features

  • Cytologic Features with Histologic Correlates

  • Cytologic Differential Diagnosis

  • Treatment of Choice and Prognosis

  • Recommended Readings