Korean J Cytopathol.  1996 Dec;7(2):225-229.

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.

Abstract

We experienced a case of well-differentiated acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland in a 65 year-old woman, which was correctly diagnosed preoperatively by fine needle aspiration(FNA) cytology. FNA cytology smears showed clusters or sheets of monomorphic acinic cells having reticulated or finely vacuolated basophilic or acidophilic cytoplasm. The cellular population was homogeneous or slightly polymorphic, having centrally located, round nuclei with finely reticular chromatin and incon- spicuous nucleoli. Herein we report this case with its histologic features and review of literatures.

Keyword

Acinic cell carcinoma; Salivary gland; Aspiration cytology

MeSH Terms

Acinar Cells*
Aged
Basophils
Biopsy, Fine-Needle*
Carcinoma, Acinar Cell*
Chromatin
Cytoplasm
Female
Humans
Needles
Parotid Gland*
Salivary Glands
Chromatin
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