Breast malignant, males, children
Carcinoma subtypes
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 29 December 2016, last major update September 2012

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Clinical features
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles salivary gland counterpart (Virchows Arch 2004;444:13)
  • Mixture of neoplastic mucus secreting, squamous and intermediate cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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In breast affected by burn scars

Salivary gland tumors: H&E and Alcian blue - PAS

Cytology description
High grade tumors:
  • Clusters of epithelial ductal cells with mixed glandular, squamous and intermediate cells
  • May be scant intra- and extracellular mucin (Acta Cytol 2006;50:344)
Positive stains
Negative stains
Electron microscopy description
Differential diagnosis