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Terminal duct adenocarcinomas of the parotid gland

  • Bonnie L. Kemp (a1), John G. Batsakis (a1), Adel K. El-Naggar (a1), Sophia N. Kotliar (a1) and Mario A. Luna (a1)...

Abstract

The major salivary glands are considered to rarely be the sites of primary terminal duct adenocarcinomas, a neoplasm with a considerable predilection for origin from intraoral minor salivary glands. We present a clinicopathological study of 22 terminal duct adenocarcinomas of the parotid gland, the largest single series to date. A comparison between the parotid neoplasms and over 200 minor salivary gland terminal duct adenocarcinomas indicates there is little difference in biological behaviour and confirms the low-grade quality of the carcinomas, regardless of site of origin.

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Address for correspondence: Dr John G. Batsakis, Department of Pathology/Box 85, University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. Fax: (713) 794-1695

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Terminal duct adenocarcinomas of the parotid gland

  • Bonnie L. Kemp (a1), John G. Batsakis (a1), Adel K. El-Naggar (a1), Sophia N. Kotliar (a1) and Mario A. Luna (a1)...

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