Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


CYTOLOGICAL POINTERS TO THE DIAGNOSIS OF A RARE PAROTID GLAND TUMOR - EPITHELIAL-MYOEPITHELIAL CARCINOMA


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Author Details: R Rajani, Amita K

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 31

Article End Page : 33


Abstract

Epithelial-Myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) of the salivary gland is a rare tumor representing 1% of  all salivary gland neoplasm. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is the best tool for preoperative diagnosis of salivary gland neoplasms. However there are only few documented case reports of preoperatively diagnosed cases of EMC in English literature. We present a third case of cytologically diagnosed EMC and highlight the fact that three dimensional clusters, acellular basement membrane material, prominent central nucleoli and attempted tubule formation are important pointers to the cytological diagnosis of EMC at cytology.

Key words: Epithelial-Myoepithelial carcinoma, salivary gland neoplasm, Cytology