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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 468-471
Swelling of the submandibular gland region: Cystic or neoplastic entity?


1 Department of Oral Pathology, ESIC Dental College, Rohini, Delhi, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ITS Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Susmita Saxena
Department of Oral Pathology, ESIC Dental College, Rohini, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_155_19

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A 43-year-old male patient reported with a swelling in the left submandibular region of 3–4 months' duration. The soft fluctuant swelling was painless and cystic on palpation. The excised submandibular gland was submitted for histopathological examination, which showed the presence of a bluish, thin-walled cystic cavity containing gelatinous straw-colored fluid. H and E-stained sections showed thin cystic lining with papillary projections of salivary glandular cells and multiple cystic spaces. Immunohistochemistry was recommended to differentiate between acinic cell carcinoma of papillary-cystic variant and low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma.


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