Clear cell entities of the head and neck: A selective review of clear cell tumors of the salivary glands

Nasser Said-Al-Naief, Michael J. Klein

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Abstract

Clear cell changes may be observed in virtually any benign or malignant tumor of epithelial, mesenchymal, melanocytic and hematopoeitic derivation not be attributed to variable etiologies. In general, benign and malignant clear cell neoplasms of the head and neck are rare. They may involve various regions and may be of diverse derivations, with only 1-2% of tumors of the salivary glands, jaws and oral mucosa are primarily or almost exclusively composed of clear cells (Maiorano et al., Semin Diagn Pathol 14:203-212, 1997). This review will selectively discuss the clinicopathological features of salivary gland tumors with clear cell changes, which, at times, may pose a diagnostic challenge and dilemma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Clear cell tumors
  • Head and neck
  • Salivary gland tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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