Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 468--471

Swelling of the submandibular gland region: Cystic or neoplastic entity?


Susmita Saxena1, Sanjeev Kumar2, Jitin Kharbanda1 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Saxena S, Kumar S, Kharbanda J. Swelling of the submandibular gland region: Cystic or neoplastic entity?.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;23:468-471


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Saxena S, Kumar S, Kharbanda J. Swelling of the submandibular gland region: Cystic or neoplastic entity?. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];23:468-471
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