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2012, Volume 28, Number 3, Page(s) 278-281     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01137
Adenocarcinoma Arising in Warthin Tumor of the Parotid Gland
Hamide SAYAR1, Hüseyin ÖZTARAKÇI2, Çağdaş SAYAR3, Şule AĞIRBAŞ1
1Department of Pathology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Faculty of Medicine, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
2Department of Ear-Nose-Throat, M.D. Süreyya Adanalı Göksun State Hospital, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
3Kahramanmaraş State Hospital, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma, Warthin tumor, Parotid gland, Salivary gland neoplasm

Warthin tumor is a well-defined benign salivary gland neoplasm consisting of both epithelial and lymphoid components. The tumor is the second most common benign tumor next to pleomorphic adenoma. We present a case of adenocarcinoma, not otherwise classified, arising in unilateral Warthin tumor of the parotid gland in a 63-year-old male patient. Carcinomas arising in or from the epithelial component of a preexisting parotid Warthin tumor are rare and differential diagnosis of metastasis from an adenocarcinoma in Warthin tumor is important. The patient underwent a complete and thorough work-up, and no other primary malignant lesion was found. No other primary malignant lesion had manifested at the last one year follow-up period.

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