Korean J Dermatol.  2019 Jan;57(1):24-27.

A Case of Canalicular Adenoma Arising on the Upper Lip

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. karenroh@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Pathology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Canalicular adenoma is a rare benign tumor that arises in the minor salivary gland. Clinically, it usually presents as an asymptomatic nodule on the upper lip or buccal mucosa. It is necessary to histopathologically differentiate canalicular adenoma from basal cell adenoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma. Canalicular adenoma shows tubular structures composed of 1 or 2 layers of columnar cells and intraluminal hemorrhage. Squamous morules, which seem to represent metaplasia, are a unique finding for this tumor. Immunohistochemical staining is often helpful for the diagnosis of canalicular adenoma, which is positive for S-100 and CK (AE1/3). Herein, we report a case of canalicular adenoma in a 71-year-old man who presented with an asymptomatic nodule on the upper lip. As far as we know, this is the first report of canalicular in Korean Dermatology Journal.

Keyword

Canalicular adenoma; Squamous morules

MeSH Terms

Adenoma*
Aged
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic
Dermatology
Diagnosis
Hemorrhage
Humans
Lip*
Metaplasia
Mouth Mucosa
Salivary Glands, Minor
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