Cytologic diagnosis of salivary duct carcinoma: A review of seven cases

Magdalena García-Bonafé, Isabel Catala, Jordi Tarragona, Natalia Tallada

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The cytomorphologic findings in fine-needle aspirates from 7 cases of salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) are reviewed and correlated with the histologic features. Malignant cytologic characteristics are clear in this tumor; and no false-negative results were obtained. But the absence of cribriform or papillary groups suggests an inconclusive diagnosis and sometimes the need to establish a differential diagnosis with other salivary tumors, and in particular with adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified (ADC-NOS) and high- grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma (h-g MEC). The pitfalls in the cytologic diagnosis of this tumor are discussed. In addition, the literature on the subject is reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998


  • Cytology
  • Duct carcinoma
  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Salivary gland


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