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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 351-353

Large lipid-rich mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of parotid gland: An unusual case

1 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Asit Ranjan Mridha
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.162897

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Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary gland is a malignant tumor which bears morphologic, immunohistochemical and molecular features similar to those of mammary secretory carcinoma. The tumor is considered as a low-grade malignancy perhaps slightly more aggressive than acinic cell carcinoma. High-grade transformation with recurrences, regional nodal involvement, metastases, and cancer-related death has been reported in a few cases. We report an unusual case of large MASC of the parotid gland in a young patient without regional lymph node involvement. To the best of our knowledge till date such a large MASC of the salivary gland has not been reported in the English literature.

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