Warthin tumor

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War·thin tu·mor

benign glandular tumor arising in the parotid gland and composes of two rows of eosinophilic epithelial cells, which are often cystic and papillary, together with a lymphoid stroma.

Warthin tumor

[Aldred Warthin, U.S. pathologist, 1866–1931]
A common benign tumor of the parotid gland.
Synonym: papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum


Aldred S., U.S. pathologist, 1866-1931.
Warthin area
Warthin tumor - a benign glandular tumor, usually arising in the parotid gland. Synonym(s): adenolymphoma
Warthin-Finkeldey cells - giant cells with multiple overlapping nuclei, found in lymphoid tissue in measles, especially during the prodromal stage. Synonym(s): Finkeldey cells
Warthin-Starry silver stain - a stain for spirochetes in which preparations are incubated in 1% silver nitrate solution followed by a developer.
Warthin-Starry staining method
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In this article, we describe our study of local data to determine the risk of adopting a conservative approach to a Warthin tumor.
Pathology revealed that of the 40 excised masses, 38 (95%) were histologically confirmed to be a Warthin tumor, 1 was (2.
1,2) The two most common benign parotid tumors are pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin tumor.
Stewart et al reported that if surgery had been performed on all primary parotid masses in their series, at least 34% of them would have been to remove a Warthin tumor.
SOX10 Expression in Salivary Gland Tumors SOX10-positive tumors Acinic cell carcinomas Adenoid cystic carcinomas Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinomas Myoepithelial carcinomas Pleomorphic adenomas SOX10-negative tumors Salivary duct carcinomas Mucoepidermoid carcinomas Squamous cell carcinomas Oncocytic carcinomas/oncocytomas Warthin tumors Abbreviation: SOX10, SRY-related HMG-box 10.
Warthin tumor can also arise in periparotid and intraparotid lymph nodes.
Aspiration of a Warthin tumor often yields cloudy, turbid fluid, especially in larger lesions.
Definitive confirmation of the presence of abundant oncocytes in Warthin tumor can also avoid misdiagnosis in such a case.
No DOG1 immunoreactivity was seen in salivary duct carcinomas, oncocytomas/oncocytic carcinomas, myoepitheliomas, Warthin tumors, or sebaceous lymphadenoma.
This was the case in Warthin tumors, which were proposed to have frequent defects in MMR proteins.
Warthin tumors do not have microsatellite instability and express normal DNA mismatch repair proteins.
The cases chosen included 12 Warthin tumors (cystadenoma lymphomatosum papilliferum), 16 benign mixed tumors (pleomorphic adenomas), 5 adenoid cystic carcinomas, 6 acinic cell carcinomas, 8 polymorphous low-grade carcinomas, and 2 mucoepidermoid carcinomas.