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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 644-646

Oncocytoma of parotid gland: A case report with a review of the literature


1 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Postgraduate Student (Part 2), Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit A Mhapuskar
Professor. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 321/1, 2nd Floor, Munot Bhavan Shanti Nagar Hag Soc, Timber Market Road. Pune-411042, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1242

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Oncocytoma is a rare benign tumor of salivary gland origin, most often seen in the parotid gland. Oncocytoma is characterized by presence of large epithelial cell (oncocytes) with eosinophilic, finely granular cytoplasm and a rounded, centrally placed nucleus. They are most often encountered after the 6th decade of life. The clinical presentation of oncocytomas is essentially identical to other benign salivary gland tumors–a slow growing, nontender mass. They are firm, may be multilobulated and mobile on examination Oncocytic neoplasms should be considered as a possible diagnosis in patents with parotid enlargement. This article describes a case of oncocytoma of parotid gland which was present in the 4th decade of life, with a brief review of the relevant literature. Due to the lack of large series, assiduous study of the cases reported in the literature may lead to better understanding of this rare disease.


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