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Sclerosing Polycystic Adenosis of the Parotid Gland: Report of a Bifocal, Paucicystic Variant with Ductal Carcinoma in situ and Pronounced Stromal Distortion Mimicking Invasive Carcinoma

By Fredrik Petersson, Puay Hoon Tan and Jacqueline Siok-Gek Hwang


We present a case (female patient, age 45 years) with a bifocal, paucicystic variant of sclerosing polycystic adenosis of the parotid gland with cribriform ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and pronounced stromal distortion affecting the in situ component to such an extent that it gave a distinct impression of intralesional invasive adenocarcinoma. P63–and calponin-positive myoepithelial cells were present in the periphery of the acini and ducts in the benign component, somewhat discontinuously in the DCIS-component, and even in the periphery of the small irregular atypical cell nests that appeared infiltrative on the haematoxylin and eosin stained sections. Strong cytoplasmic immunoreactivity for GCDFP-15 was detected in the benign component with a variable, patchy and mostly weak positivity in the DCIS. More than 90% of the cells in the DCIS component displayed strong nuclear immunoreactivity for androgen receptors and 10% of the benign ducts showed positivity. Weak to moderate nuclear immunoreactivity for estrogen receptors was seen in 30% of cells in the benign ductal component whereas the DCIS was negative. Occasional cells in the adenosis-component were weakly positive for PR. The proliferative activity (Mib-1/Ki-67) was low (1–2%) in the benign component whereas increased proliferation was seen in the DCIS and in the areas with pseudoinfiltration which also featured atypical mitoses

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