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1/114. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in the accessory parotid gland.

    A rare case of a 9-year-old female with mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in the accessory parotid gland is reported. She had complained of a painless and round mass of the left cheek for a duration of 14 months. sialography, ultrasonography, CT scan and MRI were performed preoperatively. sialography revealed a small duct separating from the Stensen's duct. CT and MRI showed that the tumor with smooth outline was lying on the masseter muscle and detached from the main parotid gland. The preoperative diagnosis was an accessory parotid gland tumor. The tumor was removed without facial nerve injury via standard parotidectomy incision. The tumor was composed of mucous and epidermoid cells. The pathological diagnosis was low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma.
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2/114. Sclerosing Mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid glands: a case report with clinical manifestation of recurrent neck mass.

    Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE) is a recently recognized malignant neoplasm of the thyroid gland. About 14 cases of SMECE have been reported and this is the first reported case in korea. A 57-year-old woman presented with right neck mass for 20 years. Total thyroidectomy was performed under the impression of thyroid carcinoma. The resected thyroid gland showed a poorly circumscribed hard mass. Histologically, the tumor consisted of solid nests of large atypical cells with dense fibrous stroma. The tumor cells showed squamoid appearance with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm. There were also rare mucin-containing cells within the nests. Within the hyalinized stroma, numerous eosinophils were found. The surrounding thyroid parenchyma displayed Hashimoto's thyroiditis. There was metastasis in a regional lymph node. Two years after initial surgery, she underwent a modified radical neck dissection due to recurrent neck mass. After the radiation therapy for eight weeks, laryngectomy and esophagectomy were performed due to a recurrent carcinoma in the esophageal wall. We report an additional case of SMECE, with metastasis to regional lymph nodes and esophagus. The tumor appears to be more aggressive than previously reported and a correct diagnosis can be rendered by just examining the metastatic lesions.
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3/114. Hybrid carcinomas of salivary glands. Report of 4 cases and review of the literature.

    OBJECTIVE: To report 4 cases of hybrid carcinoma and to review the literature on these rare neoplasms of the salivary gland. methods: hematoxylin-eosin-stained, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections from 3 parotid tumors and 1 palate tumor were examined. RESULTS: The cases were classified as adenoid cystic and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic and epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma, epithelial-myoepithelial and salivary duct carcinoma, and adenoid cystic and salivary duct carcinoma. All patients were men, 28 to 71 years old; 3 patients presented with parotid mass, and 1 patient presented with palatal mass. One patient presented with facial nerve paralysis and pain. The soft palatal tumor was a slowly growing mass with maxillary sinus involvement at the time of the diagnosis. All patients were treated with surgery and radiotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: Correct identification of 2 or more neoplastic entities will help assess the aggressiveness and metastatic potential of the tumor and influence the clinical course and treatment.
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4/114. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the eyelid skin.

    PURPOSE: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma involving the eye or its adnexa generally arises from the conjunctiva. We describe a nodular lesion of the lower eyelid skin with histologic features consistent with low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. METHOD: Case report. RESULTS: By histology, the tumor demonstrated areas of squamous cell carcinoma and scattered islands of mucin-secreting cells. Histochemistry showed hyaluronidase-resistant mucin and intense immunoreactivity with an antibody against carcinoembryonic antigen suggesting that the tumor originated from acrosyringeal structures. CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first report of a mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from sweat glands in the eyelid skin.
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5/114. Cytology of primary pulmonary mucoepidermoid and adenoid cystic carcinoma. A report of four cases.

    BACKGROUND: Mucoepidermoid and adenoid cystic carcinomas are very rare primary pulmonary neoplasms that can be classified under the broader heading of salivary gland-like neoplasms (SGN). Both entities need to be considered in the cytologic differential diagnosis of lung tumors. We reviewed cytologic findings in primary pulmonary neoplasms diagnosed at our institution during the time period 1981 to the present along with outside consultation cases. CASES: Three cases of primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma and one case of primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung were diagnosed based on cytology during the period examined. Patient ages were 16, 25, 47 and 78 years, respectively. The mucoepidermoid cytology specimens were composed of three cell types, mucinous, squamous and intermediate cells, at times associated with extracellular mucin. The adenoid cystic carcinoma consisted of small, uniform cells with dark nuclei, scant cytoplasm and associated, acellular balls of basement membrane material. CONCLUSION: The differential diagnosis for primary pulmonary neoplasms needs to include the rare SGN. Cytologic features of adenoid cystic carcinoma are diagnostic; those of mucoepidermoid carcinoma are at least suggestive.
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6/114. Parotid carcinoma as a second malignancy after treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

    The occurrence of second malignant neoplasms (SMN) in children who survive their primary malignancy is a major cause for concern. Two children with diagnoses of intermediate-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at 22 months and 2 years of age were treated with multiagent chemotherapy and prophylactic cranial irradiation. They experienced painless parotid swelling 6 and 7 years after successful treatment of the ALL. The patients underwent total parotidectomy, and a diagnosis of mucoepidermoid carcinoma was made. Both patients experienced transient facial nerve paresis. The incidence of SMN in children successfully treated for primary malignancies is 3% to 12%. Salivary gland tumors are being increasingly described in this setting. Long-term follow-up for survivors of childhood ALL is recommended with prompt assessment and resection of parotid swellings, particularly in children who have received cranial irradiation.
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7/114. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in the glans penis.

    Mixed carcinoma (squamous and glandular) of the penis is a rare neoplasm with an unknown origin and a poorly defined prognosis. The mucoepidermoid carcinoma described herein has not been previously reported to our knowledge. The present carcinoma arose from and extensively ulcerated the squamous epithelium of the glans penis, including that surrounding the urethral meatus. The neoplasm was composed of well-differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma associated with large areas of carcinoma formed by cell nests that contained poorly differentiated squamous elements and large eosinophilic to pale granular cells. Mucin stains revealed approximately one quarter of the pale cells contained mucous substances. These findings are virtually identical to the mucoepidermoid type of carcinoma seen in the cervix. The 3 previously reported cases of adenosquamous carcinoma of the penis demonstrated a relatively indolent course, with only one being associated with a single inguinal lymph node metastasis. That patient was alive and well 9 years following diagnosis. Our example of mucoepidermoid carcinoma appears to demonstrate a more aggressive course than those reported previously.
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8/114. Fine needle aspiration cytology of high grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid. A case report.

    BACKGROUND: Although mucoepidermoid carcinoma is considered a very rare, low grade thyroid neoplasm, in two patients a very rapid and aggressive outcome occurred. We describe the cytologic, histologic and immunohistochemical findings of a high grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma that evolved into an anaplastic carcinoma. CASE: A 57-year-old man was admitted with dysphagia, dysphonia and odynophagia. The patient had begun to develop symptoms over the previous two months. Ultrasound and computed tomography revealed diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland with multiple, bilateral, palpable lymph nodes in the cervical, supraclavicular, paratracheal and retrocaval chains. The patient died four weeks after receiving the first cycle of treatment with adriamycin and cisplatin. The smears were highly cellular, with a background rich in neutrophilic, inflammatory infiltrate and necrotic debris. Two main types of tumor cell were identified: squamoid and mucus secreting. Squamoid cells were polygonal, with well-defined borders and dense cytoplasm. Nuclei varied greatly in shape and size and displayed clumped chromatin and prominent nucleoli. Mucussecreting cells were ring shaped and dispersed among the squamoid cells; they contained a large vacuole, with condensed acid and neutral mucins, that peripherally displaced the nucleus. Small and large clusters of large, polygonal cells with single or multiple bizarre nuclei and less-dense cytoplasm were also present. histology revealed tumor cells distributed in irregular nests, with necrosis surrounded by a fibrous stroma. The predominant cells were squamoid, but dispersed mucus-secreting cells were frequently seen in the better-differentiated areas. Sparse anaplastic spindle cells were observed adjacent to the squamoid focus. immunohistochemistry revealed a reaction positive for cytokeratin (AE3/AE1) in tumor nests and negative staining for thyroglobulin and neuroendocrine markers. CONCLUSION: Although mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid is a very rare neoplasm, its peculiar cytomorphologic features in fine needle aspiration cytology may contribute to its correct diagnosis.
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9/114. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of an accessory lacrimal gland with orbital invasion.

    PURPOSE: To report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of an accessory lacrimal gland with orbital invasion. methods: The clinical history and pathologic findings of a patient with a left upper eyelid lesion were reviewed. RESULTS: The patient was evaluated and found to have an epithelial tumor arising in an accessory lacrimal gland. Special stains showed mucin production by individual tumor cells. The tumor was classified as mucoepidermoid carcinoma. CONCLUSIONS: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma may arise in accessory lacrimal glands and invade the orbit.
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10/114. Secondary carcinoma of the liver from parotid gland tumor.

    Secondary tumors of the liver from primary tumors arising in organs of the head and neck are rarely diagnosed during the patient's lifetime, though they should be suspected. A case of parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma with liver metastases, treated by liver resection, is described. The clinical features and biological behavior of this secondary tumor are similar to those of the rare primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the liver. This case is unique because it is such a very rare occurrence.
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