Salivary gland-like tumours of the breast: surgical and molecular pathology

Pia-Foschini, M., Reis, J. S., Eusebi, V. and Lakhani, S. R. (2003) Salivary gland-like tumours of the breast: surgical and molecular pathology. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 56 7: 497-506. doi:10.1136/jcp.56.7.497


Author Pia-Foschini, M.
Reis, J. S.
Eusebi, V.
Lakhani, S. R.
Title Salivary gland-like tumours of the breast: surgical and molecular pathology
Journal name Journal of Clinical Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9746
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1136/jcp.56.7.497
Volume 56
Issue 7
Start page 497
End page 506
Total pages 10
Place of publication London
Publisher British Med Journal Publ Group
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Breast glands and salivary glands are tubulo-acinar exocrine glands that can manifest as tumours with similar morphological features, but that differ in incidence and clinical behaviour depending on whether they are primary in breast or salivary glands. Salivary gland-like tumours of the breast are of two types: tumours with myoepithelial differentiation and those devoid of myoepithelial differentiation. The first and more numerous group comprises a spectrum of lesions ranging from "bona fide" benign (such as benign myoepithelioma and pleomorphic adenoma), to low grade malignant (such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, low grade adenosquamous carcinoma, and adenomyoepithelioma), to high grade malignant lesions (malignant myoepithelioma). The second group comprises lesions that have only recently been recognised, such as acinic cell carcinoma, oncocytic carcinoma of the breast, and the rare mucoepidermoid carcinoma.
Keyword Pathology
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Grade Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Acinic Cell-carcinoma
Myoepithelioma Myoepithelial Carcinoma
Invasive Ductal Carcinomas
Central Acellular Zones
Pleomorphic Adenoma
Malignant Adenomyoepithelioma
Spindle-cell
Apocrine Adenosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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