Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of salivary duct carcinoma: Report of five cases

Pýnar Fýrat, Harvey Cramer, John D. Feczko, Shannon Kratzer, Lester J. Layfield, Carol C. Eisenhut, Michael D. Glant

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Salivary duct carcinoma is a high grade malignancy which histologically strongly resembles ductal carcinoma of the breast. The findings from five cases of histologically proven salivary duct carcinoma sampled by preoperative fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology are presented. Characteristic cytomorphologic features include cohesive clusters and flat sheets of epithelial cells which display a cribriform patterns with eccentrically located, hyperchromatic nuclei, abundant finely granular cytoplasm, and necrosis in the smear background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-530
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1997


  • adenocarcinoma
  • fine-needle aspiration
  • neoplasm
  • salivary duct carcinoma
  • salivary gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy

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