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Volume 20, Number 1, March 2008

Salivary Duct Carcinoma Arising from a Minor Salivary Gland in the Oral Floor: Case Report, Immunohistochemical Observations, and Review of the Literature

Masato Yamaguma,1 Hideo Kurokawa,2 Kuniyuki Matsubara,1 Shoji Kanda,3 Hiroyuki Takahashi,4 Min Zhang,5 Sumio Sakoda,2 Hiroshi Fukuyama5
1Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Japanese Seamen’s Relief Association Moji Hospital, Kitakyushu, 2Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, 3Dental Office of Kanda, Kitakyushu, 4Department of Radiology, Japanese Seamen’s Relief Association Moji Hospital, Kitakyushu, and 5Division of Oral Pathology, Department of Biosciences, Kyushu Dental College, Kitakyushu, Japan

Salivary duct carcinoma is a rare aggressive malignancy occurring most often in the parotid gland and less commonly in the minor salivary glands. This report describes a patient with salivary duct carcinoma originating from the oral floor. A 60-year-old Japanese woman presented with a painless mass on the left oral floor for 1 month. The tumour was diagnosed as a salivary duct carcinoma. At the 5-year follow-up, the patient remains in good health and free of disease.

Key words: Middle aged, Mouth floor, Salivary glands, minor, Salivary gland neoplasms

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:29-33.

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