Polymorphous adenocarcinoma

What is polymorphous adenocarcinoma? Polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC) is a type of salivary gland cancer. Pathologists divide polymorphous adenocarcinoma into two types: conventional and cribriform. Where is polymorphous adenocarcinoma found in the body? Polymorphous adenocarcinoma typically involves one of the minor salivary glands in the oral cavity, with the most common location being the palate. Can …
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Secretory carcinoma of the salivary glands

What is secretory carcinoma of the salivary glands? Secretory carcinoma is a relatively uncommon type of salivary gland cancer. It is characterized by a genetic change involving the genes ETV6, RET, or NTRK3. This genetic change results in a combination or fusion of two of the three genes. A similar tumour can be found in …
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Myoepithelioma of the salivary glands

What is a myoepithelioma? A myoepithelioma is a non-cancerous type of salivary gland tumour. It is made up of specialized myoepithelial cells that are normally found in the salivary gland. This tumour should not be confused with the similarly named myoepithelioma that starts in soft tissue. Where is myoepithelioma normally found? Most myoepitheliomas are found …
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