Warthin's tumor

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Warthin's tumor

Warthin tumor is an unusual growth of cells (tumor) in a salivary gland.  The first symptom is usually a painless, slow-growing bump in front of the ear, on the bottom of the mouth, or under the chin.   Warthin tumors may increase in size over time, but few become cancerous.  Though the cause is currently unknown, smoking is believed to increase the chance of developing Warthin tumor.  Treatment may consist of surgery to remove the tumor or careful observation to watch for changes in the tumor over time.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Warthin's tumor" returned 18 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stroma-poor Warthin's tumor with significant oncocytic hyperplasia: case presentation and considerations regarding its histogenesis.
 

Author(s): Hiroo Kawano, Tokuhiro Kimura, Nami Kikuchi, Aya Ishii, Eiji Ikeda

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2016 ;57(2):585-90.

 

Although Warthin's tumor is one of the common tumors of the salivary glands, Warthin's tumors with a prominent component of nodular oncocytic hyperplasia reminiscent of oncocytoma are rare. Here we report such a tumor, measuring 3 cm in diameter, found in the parotid gland of an 81-year-old ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in Warthin's tumor of the parotid gland: Clinicopathological characteristics and immunophenotypes.
 

Author(s): Chunkai Yu, Zhigang Song, Zhibo Xiao, Qiushi Lin, Xiaoqun Dong

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), an extremely rare tumor, arises from the epithelial component of preexisting parotid Warthin tumors (WT). Among the 309 cases of surgically resected WTs in Chinese PLA General Hospital and Beijing Shijitan Hospital of Capital Medical University, 5 cases ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Immunohistochemical study of the epithelial and stromal components of Warthin's tumor.
 

Author(s): LuminiŢa Dăguci, Alex Emilian Stepan, Veronica MercuŢ, Constantin Dăguci, Marilena Bătăiosu, Oana Cella Andrei, Ionela Teodora Dascălu, Alma Maria Florescu, Cristiana Eugenia Simionescu

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2016 ;57(1):179-84.

 

Warthin's tumor is a benign monomorphic adenoma with unclear origin with the highest incidence in the sixth and seventh decades. The analysis of tumor markers involved in the pathogenesis of Warthin's tumor can improve the patients' prognosis. This study included 29 cases of Warthin's ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Warthin's tumor of the larynx: a very rare case and systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Lluís Nisa, Basile Nicolas Landis, Cinzia Salmina, Angeliki Ailianou, Eva Karamitopoulou, Roland Giger

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Warthin's tumor or cystadenolymphoma (CAL) is a benign salivary gland tumor occurring almost exclusively in the parotid gland. CALs of other locations are rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Gray scale and Doppler ultrasonography of the benign tumors of parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin's tumor). Pictorial essay.
 

Author(s): Daniela Fodor, Sever Pop, Alma Maniu, Marcel Cosgaria

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2010 Sep;12(3):238-44.

 

The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the ultrasonographic aspects of the most common benign tumors of the parotid gland: pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin's tumor. The gray scale and Doppler ultrasonographic findings of the two tumors are reviewed and exemplified.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Malignant lymphoma arising from heterotopic Warthin's tumor in the neck: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Shigeki Gorai, Tsutomu Numata, Sawako Kawada, Masayuki Nakano, Jun-ichi Tamaru, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2007 Jun;212(2):199-205.

 

Warthin's tumor (WT), so-called adenolymphoma, is a benign salivary gland tumor with both epithelial and lymphoid histological characteristics, so the histogenesis remains unclear. Treatment consists primarily of tumor removal or conservative follow up. Here we present a rare case ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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