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Br J Plast Surg. 2002 Mar;55(2):151-2.

Diffuse hyperplastic oncocytosis of the parotid gland.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, 'A. Gemelli' Medical School, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico 'A. Gemelli', Rome, Italy.

Abstract

Oncocytic tumours rarely affect the major salivary glands, accounting for less than 1% of all salivary-gland tumours. The World Health Organisation classification groups these tumours into three principal types: diffuse oncocytosis, focal adenomatous oncocytic hyperplasia and oncocytoma. Diffuse hyperplastic oncocytosis is the rarest lesion: only six cases have been previously reported in the literature. This condition of putative hyperplastic pathogenesis follows a benign course, whereas oncocytomas may recur after excision. No metastatic dissemination or recurrence of diffuse hyperplastic oncocytosis has been reported. We present and discuss a new case of diffuse hyperplastic oncocytosis of the parotid gland.

PMID:
11987951
DOI:
10.1054/bjps.2000.3768
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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