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Acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland with neuroendocrine differentiation

1 Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology And Head And Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Reena Tomar,
Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_645_19

Acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) is a malignant salivary gland tumor characterized by tumor cells displaying acinar features. Usually presenting as a slow-growing tumor, ACC, however, may show dedifferentiation to a higher grade including neuroendocrine carcinoma. In addition, ACC may rarely show focal neuroendocrine differentiation without any frank evidence of neuroendocrine carcinoma. We describe such a case of ACC of the parotid gland in a 65-year-old female, which showed neuroendocrine differentiation. The diagnostic clues, immunohistochemistry panel, and prognostic and treatment aspects are also presented.

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