Biphasic salivary gland neoplasm

What is a biphasic salivary gland neoplasm? A biphasic salivary gland neoplasm is a tumour that arises in one of the salivary glands. It is called biphasic because it is made up of two distinct populations of cells: luminal cells (ductal cells) and abluminal cells (basal cells or myoepithelial cells). The luminal cells are typically …
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Salivary duct carcinoma

What is salivary duct carcinoma? Salivary duct carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. The most common location for salivary duct carcinoma is the parotid gland, however, any of the major or minor salivary glands can be involved. Salivary duct carcinoma is an aggressive cancer that often spreads into the tissue surrounding the salivary …
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What is adenoid cystic carcinoma? Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a slow-growing but locally aggressive type of cancer most commonly found in the head and neck. Other possible locations include the skin, lungs, breasts, and prostate gland. How does adenoid cystic carcinoma spread? ACC grows slowly but spreads widely into surrounding tissues. However, unlike other …
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Pleomorphic adenoma

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for pleomorphic adenoma. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is a pleomorphic adenoma? Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is a non-cancerous salivary gland tumour and the most common type of …
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