Salivary glands
Epithelial / myoepithelial tumors
Colloid carcinoma (mucin rich) variant of salivary duct carcinoma

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

Revised: 19 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: (Colloid carcinoma OR mucin rich) salivary duct carcinoma

See also: Salivary duct carcinoma, Low grade
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Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. Colloid carcinoma (mucin rich) variant of salivary duct carcinoma. website. Accessed March 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Very rare variant with large extracellular mucin lake (50% or less of tumor), containing clusters and single tumor cells
  • May represent extreme variation of extracellular mucin expression
  • Prognosis similar to classic type
  • Usually major salivary glands, men
  • Resection, radiotherapy
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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