a cystic salivary-gland tumor containing epithelial and lymphoid tissue, affecting almost exclusively the parotid gland.

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.


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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Ren et al., "Imaging, clinical and pathological features of salivary gland adenolymphoma," European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
All 11 cases undergone superficial parotidectomy, out of which 8 were phleomorphic adenoma, 2 cases of adenolymphoma and one sebaceous cyst within parotid gland.
Papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (Warthin tumor, adenolymphoma) is a benign salivary gland tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the parotid gland.
A search of the medical literature shows the tumor, better known as an adenolymphoma, to be not as rare, nor much more common in men, as was supposed at one time.