Incidental Finding of Papillary Cystadenoma Lymphomatosum (Warthin’s Tumour) in Neck Dissection For Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A case report

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Incidental Finding of Papillary Cystadenoma Lymphomatosum (Warthin’s Tumour) in Neck Dissection For Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A case report

AA Jalil, NI Hanim, SH Lau, WMW Mustafa: Incidental Finding of Papillary Cystadenoma Lymphomatosum (Warthin’s Tumour) in Neck Dissection For Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A case report. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2015; 13: 31–33.

Abstract: A 66 year old Chinese gentleman diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the right lower alveolar ridge had undergone wide tumour excision with marginal mandibulectomy and ipsilateral neck dissection. In the neck dissection specimen, metastatic squamous cell carcinoma was present in one lymph node and an unusual finding of a Warthin’s tumour in a soft tissue mass, initially thought to be an enlarged lymph node. This case report serves to illustrate that in neck dissections, pathologists not only have to assess whether there is any evidence of metastasis from the primary tumour but also to be aware of other lesions coexisting pathologies such as Warthin’s tumour.