Secretory carcinoma: A silent mass increasing in the Parotid gland

Cheng Chieh Lu, Chien Jui Cheng, Yu Chien Kao, Mei Chien Chen

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BACKGROUND: Secretory carcinoma (SC) of the salivary gland, also known as mammary analog secretory carcinoma, is a rare tumor in the parotid gland. This kind of tumor is characterized by generally indolent clinical behavior and expression of a break in the ETV6 gene. CASE REPORT: We present a unique case of secretory carcinoma and show its favorable prognoses. CONCLUSION: Secretory carcinoma of the salivary gland is a low-grade carcinoma with a favorable prognosis. It has low regional lymph node and distant metastasis potential. Due to the possibility of misdiagnosis, immunohistochemical studies and FISH are suggested. The most effective treatment is complete surgical excision with negative surgical margins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2020


  • Mammary analog secretory carcinoma
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Salivary gland neoplasms
  • Secretory carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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