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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2009 Jul;13(2):85-8. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.57676.

Salivary duct carcinoma of parotid gland.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507, India.


A 40-year old male presented with rapidly growing swelling in the right parotid region. Based on the fine needle aspiration cytology report of adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified, superficial parotidectomy was performed, which showed the features of salivary duct carcinoma by histopathological examination. The smears were reviewed to identify the potential pitfalls in the cytological diagnosis of salivary duct carcinoma.


Fine needle aspiration cytology; parotid malignancy; salivary duct carcinoma

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