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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97-101
Acinic cell carcinoma of minor salivary gland showing features of high-grade transformation


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Vadivel Ilayaraja
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, KSR Insitute of Dental Science and Research, KSR Kalvi Nagar, Thokkavadi (PO), Tiruchengode - 637 215, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.131925

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Introduction: Acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) of salivary gland is a relatively infrequent tumor. Though known for its low-grade behavior, its unpredictable element of recurrence and malignancy should never be ignored. Case Report: A male patient with complaints of pain and swelling in the left jaw region since a year was operated based on the computed tomography (CT) and incisional biopsy report. Histopathology (routine staining, special staining, immunostaining and electron microscopy) of the excised specimen revealed it to be a variant of AciCC from minor salivary gland. Discussion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of AciCC showing propensity for high-grade transformation (HGT), arising from minor salivary gland, being reported. The rarity of such variants and the importance of various investigative techniques in the diagnosis of such cases are discussed.


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