|Maryam Kadivar, MD, APCP;|
Yalda Nilipour, MD;
Alireza Sadeghipour, MD, APCP
Primary giant-cell tumor of the salivary gland is a rare lesion with an incompletely characterized histogenesis. To the best of our knowledge, only 16 cases have been previously documented in the English-language literature. We report a new case, which occurred in a 75-year-old man who presented with a parotid mass and cervical lymphadenopathy. The patient underwent a left total parotidectomy and cervical lymph node dissection. As far as we know, ours is the only reported case of a primary giant-cell tumor of the salivary gland in which the patient presented with lymph node metastasis. Because so little is known about giant-cell tumor of the salivary gland, we use the occasion of this case report to describe the cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics that we observed.
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