Canalicular adenoma of the parotid gland: a case report

Anticancer Res. 2003 Sep-Oct;23(5b):4101-3.


Canalicular adenoma is an uncommon benign neoplasm that occurs almost exclusively in the upper lip and, very rarely, in other sites. We describe a case arising in the left parotid gland as a firm, painful mass, in order to underline morphological and immunohistochemical findings, particularly in relation to differential diagnosis with low-grade carcinomas of the salivary glands.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Neoplasms / pathology*