Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2012, Vol 28, Num, 3     (Pages: 278-281)

Adenocarcinoma Arising in Warthin Tumor of the Parotid Gland

Hamide SAYAR 1, Hüseyin ÖZTARAKÇI 2, Çağdaş SAYAR 3, Şule AĞIRBAŞ 1

1 Department of Pathology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Faculty of Medicine, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
2 Department of Ear-Nose-Throat, M.D. Süreyya Adanalı Göksun State Hospital, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
3 Kahramanmaraş State Hospital, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01137
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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.

Keywords : Adenocarcinoma, Warthin tumor, Parotid gland, Salivary gland neoplasm