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Keywords
high-grade malignancy
immunohistochemistry
metastasis
polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma
Abstract
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is an entity under the subclassification of adenocarcinoma from salivary glands. We report here a rare case of PLGA with suspected metastases to a regional lymph node and the liver, confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. An 88-year-old Japanese woman complaining of pain in the left mandible, specifically in the gingiva upon swallowing, was referred to our clinical department in July 2003. The pain in the left mandibular gingiva had been noted 10 months before the first medical examination. Oral examination revealed a 38 × 30 mm mass forming from the left retromolar region to the glossopalatal arch with ulcer. An incisional biopsy of the mass revealed PLGA. Histopathologically, tumor cells presenting mild atypia showed tubular and cribriform structures. Immunohistochemically, the Ki-67 labeling index showed 31% suggesting a potential high-grade malignancy of tumor cells.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
50
Issue
1
Start Page
17
End Page
22
Published Date
2007-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2007, 50(1), 17-22
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English