Table of ContentsDefinition / general
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Definition / general
- Classification difficult because most tumors arise from or differentiate to epithelial or myoepithelial cells, which can undergo various metaplastic changes (oncocytic, chondroid, squamous, sebaceous)
- Subtypes are clustered based on expression of myoepithelial, luminal and basal cell phenotypes (Mod Pathol 2004;17:803)
- WHO classification: stresses distinction between benign and malignant