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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-74

Salivary duct carcinoma arising in pleomorphic adenoma


1 Department of Pathology, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Hemato-Oncology, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sohaila Fatima
Department of Pathology, King Khalid University, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijohr.ijohr_10_20

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Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CPA) is an epithelial and/or myoepithelial malignancy developing from primary or recurrent pleomorphic adenoma. Salivary duct carcinoma is a rare aggressive malignancy of the salivary gland resembling mammary ductal carcinoma, which can occur as a component of CPA. It is a high-grade tumor with poor prognosis. Treatment modalities include surgery and postoperative (adjuvant) radiation therapy. Here, we present an old female patient with a submandibular mass which proved to be salivary duct CPA.


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