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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Ed. impresa)

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AZUA ROMEO, Javier; SANCHEZ GARNICA, Juan Carlos; AZUA BLANCO, Javier  e  TOVAR LAZARO, Mayte. DNA quantification as prognostic factor in a case of Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the parotid gland,  diagnosed by FNA. Med. oral patol. oral cir. bucal (Ed.impr.) [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.4, pp.289-293. ISSN 1698-4447.

Hereby we present a case of a 43-years-old male who complained of a three years history preauricular painful mass. Fine needle aspiration cytology was performed, diagnosing of compatible with acinar cell carcinoma, thus DNA quantification by image cytometry was carried out. Biological parameters studied (ploidy, S-phase, 5-c exceeding rate) showed that it is a low grade of malignancy lesion. Total parotidectomy conservative of facial nerve was recommended, without regional lymphadenectomy. Patient remains, one year later, asymptomatic and free of disease.

Palavras-chave : Acinar cells; FNA; cytometry; ploidy.

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