Title:
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis: a case report
Authors:
R. P. Kloppenborg*, J.-W. Sepmeijer*, D. M. D. S. Sie-Go**, J. A. de Ru* and P. J. Slootweg***
Institutions:
*Department of Otorhinolaryngology and **Department of Pathology, Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands; ***Department of Pathology, St Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Keywords:
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis; parotid gland; tumour; diagnostic; FNAC
Pages:
189 - 192
Abstract:
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis: a case report. About 70 to 80 percent of all salivary gland neoplasms, the majority of which are benign, arise in the parotid gland. Sclerosing PolycysticAdenosis (SPA) is a relatively unknown and newly described entity that is considered to be benign in nature. A 55-year-old patient was treated for SPA in our hospital. The diagnostic work-up consisted of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and histological examination. However, in our case, both the cytological appearance, which usually has a high accuracy in discriminating benign from malignant lesions, and the appearance on MR images, mimicked a malignant tumour. This case report illustrates the importance of an adequate histological confirmation of the work-up diagnosis.
Issue:
Vol. 2, 2006, 4th trimester


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Sclerosing polycystic adenosis: a case report