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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
February 2007

Pathology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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JULIA C.IEZZONIMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(2):200. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.2.200

As a skin tumor, chondroid syringoma, or apocrine mixed tumor of the skin, is histologically identical to pleomorphic adenoma located in the salivary glands.1,2 While apocrine mixed tumor of the skin is rare, it can be found in various sites in the head and neck region, such as the external auditory canal, nose, lips, and eyelids. However, only a few cases of mixed tumor in the auricular skin have been reported in the English-language literature.3-5

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