Malignant mixed tumor (carcinosarcoma) of parotid gland diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy

Authors

  • John K. Granger M.D.,

    1. Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Houn-Yee Houn M.D.

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Pathology, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 929 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67214
    • Department of Pathology, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 929 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67214
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Abstract

True malignant mixed tumor (carcinosarcoma) of salivary gland is a very rare neoplasm. Only one brief account of the Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) cytologic findings of this tumor was found in the literature. The authors report a case of malignant mixed tumor (chondrosarcoma and epidermoid carcinoma) arising from the left parotid gland in an 84-yr-old man, which was definitely diagnosed by FNAB. The cytologic findings and differential diagnosis are discussed.

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