Acinic cell carcinoma of parotid with predominant follicular pattern mimicking follicular neoplasm of thyroid

A. Bhagya Lakshmi, Bhavani Rao Reddi, Shaik Ayeesha Begum, P. Urmila Devi


Acinic Cell Carcinoma (ACC) was previously called acinic cell tumor and it is a neoplasm demonstrating cytological differentiation towards serous acinar cells. The histological architecture of ACC is diverse and classification consists of various histological subtypes. This is a case of acinic cell carcinoma of parotid gland in a 45 years female patient which showed predominant follicular variant of ACC. It is a least frequent variant of ACC occurring in only 5% and it mimics follicular neoplasm of thyroid.


Acinic cell carcinoma, Follicular variant, Recurrence

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