Papillary cystadenocarcinoma originating from a minor salivary gland with lymph node metastases

March 1, 2011
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Abstract

Papillary cystadenocarcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm of the salivary glands. This tumor most commonly arises in the major salivary glands, mainly in the parotid gland, and rarely metastasizes to regional lymph nodes. We report here a case of papillary cystadenocarcinoma originating from a minor salivary gland, localized in the lateral portion of the tongue and with neck metastases, in a 57-year old woman. We discuss histopathologic and clinical features of this lesion and review the literature.

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