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Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the parotid gland: a report of two cases with ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies.

Abstract
Two cases of primary small cell carcinoma of the parotid gland are reported. This rare neoplasm usually presents as a painful or painless mass in the gland. The finding of neurosecretory granules by electron microscopic study, combined with strong immunoreactivity for neuron-specific enolase and chromogranin, confirms the true neuroendocrine origin of the carcinoma. This tumor appears to have a better prognosis than small cell carcinoma of the lung, which it resembles histologically.
AuthorsM Huntrakoon
JournalHuman pathology (Hum Pathol) Vol. 18 Issue 12 Pg. 1212-7 (Dec 1987) ISSN: 0046-8177 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID3679198 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma (immunology, pathology, surgery, ultrastructure)
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Neoplasms (immunology, pathology, surgery, ultrastructure)

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