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salivary lymphoid lesions

Friday 21 October 2011

Digital cases

- HPC:425 : Salivary EBV-associated lymphoepithelial carcinoma

Definition: Lesions of salivary glands with a prominent lymphoid component are a heterogeneous group of diseases that include benign reactive lesions and malignant neoplasms.

Occasionally, these pathologic entities present difficulties in the clinical and pathological diagnosis and prognosis.


- lymphoepithelial sialadenitis
- HIV-associated salivary gland disease
- chronic sclerosing sialadenitis
- Warthin tumor
- extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
- salivary EBV-associated lymphoepithelial carcinoma

Open References

- Lymphoid lesions of salivary glands: malignant and benign. Ellis GL. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2007 Nov 1;12(7):E479-85. PMID: 17978770 [Free]


- Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid glands and its relationship with benign lymphoepithelial lesions. Schneider M, Rizzardi C. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Feb;132(2):278-82. PMID: 18251590