Salivary glands
Epithelial / myoepithelial tumors
Oxyphilic carcinoma

Author: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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Definition / general
  • Malignant counterpart of oncocytoma
  • Also called malignant oncocytoma, oncocytic carcinoma
Clinical features
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Adenocarcinoma type architecture, malignant appearing oncocytic cells with infiltrative growth, mucus production, perineural invasion
  • Atypia, mitotic figures
  • May occur in pleomorphic adenoma
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Oncocytic carcinoma ex pleomorphic carcinoma

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Positive stains
Differential diagnosis