Oncocytic change in mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland.
Among the morphological features of an oncocytic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid salivary gland in a 78-year-old man, the oncocytes had granular eosinophilic cytoplasm that was characterized ultrastructurally by large numbers of mitochondria that displayed minimal abnormalities. Complex cell-to-cell relationship, well-developed junctival complexes, and microvillous-like surface projections suggestive of ductal differentiation were present; epidermoid features in the form of dense focal aggregates of cytoplasmic fibrils were also seen.
SourceArchives of pathology 99:12 1975 Dec pg 663-6
Pub Type(s)Case Reports