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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 331
Primary osteoclast-like giant cell tumor of parotid gland: A rare extraskeletal presentation with diagnostic challenges


Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Ritika Singh
F-6, Police Station, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.185903

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Primary osteoclast-like giant cell tumor (OC-GCT) has been rarely described in extraskeletal sites. The diagnosis primarily hinges on the detection of giant cells. However, these giant cells are also seen in many giant cell lesions, thus creating diagnostic confusion and dilemma. Here, we describe a rare case of a 24-year-old male with primary extraskeletal, OC-GCT presenting as a swelling in the right parotid region and highlight its cytological, histological and immunohistochemical characteristics with diagnostic challenges.


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