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Diagnostics Histology, Microscopy and imaging

Case of the Month

A 48-year-old woman presented with a left ventricular mass, diagnosed by CT scan, approximately 20 years prior to resection. Over the previous few months, she complained of worsening tinnitus in the left ear, headaches, and increasing ddizziness. After resection, the tumor was grossly described as multiple fragments of calcified red/black tissue and was submitted after decalcification.

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Answer to last issue’s Case of the Month…


This is a salivary duct carcinoma, a highly aggressive malignant tumor resembling high-grade ductal carcinoma of the breast. Approximately 70 percent of all salivary duct carcinomas express androgen receptors, which can be demonstrated immunohistochemically in the nuclei of this tumor.

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