Basal cell adenoma of the salivary gland: Cribriform type, a rare case with review of literature

Prabhu, Raghunath and Sadhu, Sakshi and Shenoy, Rajgopal (2014) Basal cell adenoma of the salivary gland: Cribriform type, a rare case with review of literature. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Basal cell adenoma (BCA) of the salivary glands is a rare benign tumor resembling pleomorphic adenoma, but with a prominent basaloid cell layer. The majority of these tumors arise in the parotid glands and account for only 1% of all salivary gland epithelial tumors. We report one such case of a swelling in the floor of the mouth in a 55-year-old female where BCA is the most likely diagnosis; however, histological variation does show a similarity to malignant adenoid cystic carcinoma, thereby making the diagnosis difficult. The incidence of malignancy is relatively higher in the submandibular, sublingual and minor salivary glands. Approximately, 85% of sublingual gland tumors are malignant. Thus, we should be more careful when making a diagnosis in minor salivary gland tumors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenoid cystic carcinoma; adenoma; basal cell; clinicopathological feature; cribriform; excision; immunohistochemistry; minor salivary gland; oral cavity.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 07:31
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 07:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140903

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