Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2012, Vol 28, Num, 2     (Pages: 178-180)

Clear Cell Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report

Demet ETİT 1, Neşe EKİNCİ 1, Deniz ALTINEL 2, İrfan ÖCAL 1, Hasan Ali AKKAN 1, Hüseyin KATILMIŞ 3

1 İzmir Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, İZMİR, TÜRKİYE
2 Department of Pathology, İzmir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, İZMİR, TURKEY
3 Department of Otolaryngology, İzmir Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, İZMİR, TURKEY

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01121
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Clear cell variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary glands is rare. A 55-year-old male patient with recently growing left parotid mass underwent superficial parotidectomy. Although the dominant component of the tumor was composed of clear cells, mucin containing cells were also present. Histochemically, alcian blue stain supported intracellular mucin positivity. Immunohistochemically, p63 was positive. Based on the morphological, histochemical and immunohistochemical findings, the case was diagnosed as mucoepidermoid carcinoma, clear cell variant.

Keywords : Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid, Salivary glands