Merkel cell carcinoma of the parotid gland associated with Warthin tumour: Report of two cases

A. Fornelli, V. Eusebi, G. Pasquinelli, P. Quattrone, J. Rosai

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Abstract

Aims: Two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma occurring simultaneously and in close association with a Warthin tumour of the parotid gland are reported. Methods and results: The patients were a 65-year-old man and a 70-year-old man, respectively. The Merkel cell carcinoma component was immunoreactive for chromogranin and keratin 20 and contained neuroendocrine-type granules at the ultrastructural level. Conclusions: The histogenesis of this heretofore undescribed combination is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalHistopathology
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Parotid gland
  • Salivary glands
  • Warthin tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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