Salivary glands
Primary salivary gland neoplasms - malignant

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 30 April 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Cystadenocarcinoma salivary glands

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Cite this page: Handra-Luca A. Cystadenocarcinoma. website. Accessed November 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
Clinical features
  • Mean age 59 years, range 20 - 86 years
  • Male gender predominance
  • Often major salivary glands but also lips, buccal mucosa, palate, tongue, retromolar area, floor of mouth, ectopic salivary glands
  • Usually indolent behavior but occasionally recurs locally or metastasizes to lymph nodes (Ear Nose Throat J 2011;90:E6)
  • Surgery, radiotherapy for high grade tumors
Gross description
  • Cystic masses, 0.4 to 6 cm
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Papillary cystadeno-carcinoma

Cytology description
Cytology images

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Papillary cystadenocarcinoma

Positive stains
Molecular / cytogenetics description
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