Hyalinizing Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity and of the Parotid GlandRinaldo A. · McLaren K.M. · Boccato P. · Maran A.G.D.
aDepartment of Otolaryngology, City Hospital, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and bDepartment of Pathology, University of Edinburgh, UK; cCytopathology Laboratory, Arcella Analisi Mediche, Padua, Italy
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is a rare, recently described tumor of salivary gland origin. Differential diagnosis includes benign lesions as clear cell change in a pleomorphic adenoma or in oncocytoma and malignant tumors – i.e. epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma, polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, clear cell acinic carcinoma, clear cell squamous carcinoma, clear cell malignant melanoma, clear cell odontogenic carcinoma, clear cell rhabdomyosarcoma, sebaceous carcinoma and metastasis of renal carcinoma. A favorable prognosis after wide local excision has been evidenced. Three new cases of HCCC (2 in the oral cavity and 1 in the parotid gland) are presented.
Kathryn M. McLaren, FRCPath
Department of Pathology
University of Edinburgh
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ORL (Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties)
Founded 1938 as ‘Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica’ by J. Berberich and E. Schlittler, continued by L. Rüedi 1947–1970, E. Huizinga 1948–1970, C.R. Pfaltz 1968–1984
Vol. 61, No. 1, Year 1999 (Cover Date: January-February 1999)
Journal Editor: W. Arnold, München
ISSN: 0301–1569 (print), 1423–0275 (Online)
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