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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
Dec 2012

Pathology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(12):1192-1193. doi:10.1001/archotol.138.12.1192

Sclerosing polycystic adenosis is a rare tumorous condition of the salivary glands that was first described in 1996 by Smith et al.1 It has characteristic histologic features that are analogous to mammary fibrocystic disease or apocrine adenosis2,3 and can be challenging to diagnose. Since the first published report, there have been slightly more than 50 cases described in the world literature.3

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