Salivary glands
Primary salivary gland neoplasms
Oncocytic carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 2 November 2020

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PubMed Search: Oncocytic carcinoma salivary

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Malignant counterpart of oncocytoma
  • Also called malignant oncocytoma, oxyphilic 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
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