Basal cell tumors of the parotid gland

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978 Feb;104(2):111-6. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1978.00790020053012.

Abstract

We present two patients with parotid tumors; one had a basal cell adenoma, and the other had a malignant tumor of uncommon morphologic features that was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma. Both tumors showed morphologic similarities: peripheral, palisading, nests-like arrangements and organelle-poor cytoplasm. This suggests the same cell of origin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / pathology
  • Adenoma / ultrastructure
  • Basement Membrane / ultrastructure
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / ultrastructure
  • Cytoplasm / ultrastructure
  • Desmosomes / ultrastructure
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / ultrastructure
  • Golgi Apparatus / ultrastructure
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitochondria / ultrastructure
  • Parotid Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / ultrastructure