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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Fine needle aspiration cytology of basal cell adenoma of parotid simulating adenoid cystic carcinoma


1 Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kolkata National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Subrata Pal
Kalpataru Apartment, Sahid Colony, BT Road, PS- Khardaha, North 24 Pargana, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JOC.JOC_46_16

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Basal cell adenoma is a rare type of monomorphic salivary adenoma most commonly involving the parotid gland. Cytology of basal cell adenoma closely mimics many other benign and malignant basaloid neoplasms. Cytological features of membranous basal cell adenoma simulate adenoid cystic carcinoma in fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) smears. Here, we are presenting a rare case of cytodiagnosis of membranous basal cell adenoma of parotid gland in an elderly lady, which mimicked adenoid cystic carcinoma on FNAC. We discuss the cytomorphology of this rare case with an emphasis on cytological difference between membranous basal cell carcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma as well as other basaloid neoplasms.


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