Warthin tumor

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Related to Warthin tumor: adenoid cystic carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Pleomorphic adenoma

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
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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.
A diagnosis of "salivary gland epithelial neoplasm with lymphoid tissue; the differential diagnosis includes a Warthin tumor versus acinic cell carcinoma" may be prudent in such a case.
Sebaceous lymphadenomas may also be confused with Warthin tumor on aspiration biopsy, especially in cases of Warthin tumor in which a minor component of sebaceous differentiation exists.
The tumor has been mistaken for Warthin tumor on FNA.
In my experience, the most common misdiagnosis when dealing with a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma is confusing this lesion with a Warthin tumor.