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2009, Volume 25, Number 2, Page(s) 041-043     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2009.00970
Two Synchronous and Different Salivary Gland Tumors Located in the Parotid Gland and Parapharyngeal Region: A Case Report
Mehmet KEFELİ1, İlkser AKPOLAT1, Senem ÇENGEL2, Filiz KARAGÖZ1, Bedri KANDEMİR1
1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN, TÜRKİYE
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN, TÜRKİYE
Keywords: Salivary gland tumor, Fine-needle aspiration biopsy, Warthin's tumor, Pleomorphic adenoma

The majority of salivary gland tumors presents as a single mass in one gland. The occurrence of synchronous distinct tumors in salivary glands is rare. We report a case of two distinct salivary gland tumors localized in the parotid gland and parapharyngeal area. The first mass was in the left parapharyngeal region and the second was partially embedded in the caudal region of the left parotid gland. Fine-needle aspiration was done for the parotid gland mass and cytological findings were consistent with Warthin's tumor. The parapharyngeal mass was excised and pleomorphic adenoma was diagnosed histopathologically. In this paper, cytological and histological findings of this rare patient are presented, and the literature is reviewed.

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