Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : MD01 - MD02

Diagnostic Dilemma of Cytology in Salivary Gland Neoplasm: Case Report of a Rare Diagnosis with Brief Review of Literature MD01-MD02

Aruna Chhikara, Preeti Rai, Manjula Jain, Brijnandan Gupta, Sunil Kumar

Dr. Brijnandan Gupta,
Senior Resident, Room No. 1063, Department of Pathology, First Floor, Teaching Block,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110023, India.

Carcinoma ex Pleomorphic Adenoma (Ca ex PA) is a rare malignancy accounting for 3.6% of all salivary gland neoplasms. Malignant component of Ca ex PA is most often adenocarcinoma, Not Otherwise Specified (NOS). Myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare subtype of Ca ex PA. We present a case of myoepithelial Ca ex PA, firstly, due to its low prevelance and secondly, due to the frequent diagnostic conundrum it poses to the clinicians and pathologists.