Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Ex-Pleormorphic Adenoma of Parotid Gland: A Rare Variant with Cytodiagnostic Handicap

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Steuphen Roy
Norhafiza Mat Lazim
Zubaidah Saizul
Hasnan Jaafar
Aniza Binti Hassan
Nurul Syuhada Abdul Hamid

Abstract

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is a rare malignant tumor predominantly arising from salivary glands. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma ex pleormorphic adenoma (MECxPA) is a rare subtype with only ten cases reported in literature. This is a case report of a 53- year-old female with three years history of parotid swelling mimicking clinical features of a benign tumor and even eluding fine needle cytology as pleormorphic adenoma. Histopathological examination reported malignancy of MECxPA variant following superficial parotidectomy. This cytodiagnostic pitfall has been widely reported in literature hence warranting a high index of suspicion and aggressive management in addressing parotid tumors to ensure prompt and adequate treatment.

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Steuphen Roy, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Dr.Steuphen Roy MD, MRCSEd(ENT) Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Postgraduate Medical Officer

Norhafiza Mat Lazim, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Dr. Norhafiza Mat Lazim MD, MMed(ORL-HNS) Consultant Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgeon Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Zubaidah Saizul, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Zubaidah Saizul MD Pathology Postgraduate Medical Officer Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Hasnan Jaafar, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Prof Dr Hasnan Jaafar MD, M.Path Consultant Pathologist Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Aniza Binti Hassan, Department of Pathology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Dr Aniza Binti Hassan MBBS, M.Path Consultant Pathologist Department of Pathology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Nurul Syuhada Abdul Hamid, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Nurul Syuhada Abdul Hamid MD Pathology Postgraduate Medical Officer Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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