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Head Neck Pathol. 2011 Jun;5(2):101-7. doi: 10.1007/s12105-011-0244-4. Epub 2011 Feb 3.

Clear cell carcinoma and clear cell odontogenic carcinoma: a comparative clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study.

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Department of Diagnostic Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, 3501 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. rodeea@upmc.edu

Abstract

Clear cell carcinoma or hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (CCC) and clear cell odontogenic carcinoma (CCOC) are rare, low-grade and typically indolent malignancies that can be diagnostically challenging. In this study the clinicopathologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical features of 17 CCCs and 12 CCOCs are examined. The differential diagnosis of clear cell malignancies in the head and neck is discussed. The relationship of CCCs and CCOCs to other clear cell tumors on the basis of their immunohistochemical staining patterns is postulated.

PMID:
21290202
PMCID:
PMC3098331
DOI:
10.1007/s12105-011-0244-4
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