Head Neck Pathol. 2015 Mar;9(1):39-46.
Oncocytic lipoadenoma is an exceedingly uncommon neoplasm of the salivary gland composed of oncocytic epithelium and adipose tissue. Retrospective. Seven cases of oncocytic lipoadenoma were analyzed in order to further characterize the clinical and pathologic features of this rare tumor. The patients included six males and one female who ranged from 40 to 83 years of age (mean 62 years) at presentation. All tumors arose in the parotid gland. Grossly, the tumors were solitary, well circumscribed and had light brown to yellow cut surfaces. Histologically, the tumors were composed of an admixed population of oncocytes and adipocytes in varying proportions, with the lipomatous component ranging from 5 to 70 %. Other common features included the presence of serous acini, ductal elements, sebaceous glands, and a patchy chronic inflammation. Clinical follow up information, available in all cases, with a duration of 3-148 months (mean 57 months), showed no evidence of tumor recurrence. Due to its rarity, oncocytic lipoadenoma can pose problems in diagnosis, although the distinctive morphologic features of this neoplasm allow for separation from more commonly recognized oncocytic neoplasms of the salivary glands.
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