Alena Skálová

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We present a series of 16 salivary gland tumors with histomorphologic and immunohistochemical features reminiscent of secretory carcinoma of the breast. This is a hitherto undescribed and distinctive salivary gland neoplasm, with features resembling both salivary acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) and low-grade cystadenocarcinoma, and displaying strong(More)
High-grade transformation of acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) (previously referred to as dedifferentiation) is a rare phenomenon characterized by histologic progression of low-grade AciCC to high-grade adenocarcinoma or undifferentiated carcinoma. We report 9 new cases with immunohistochemical analysis and examination of HER-2/neu and p53 genes to further(More)
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of salivary gland origin (MASC) is a recently described tumor resembling secretory carcinoma of the breast characterized by strong S-100 protein, mammaglobin, and vimentin immunoexpression and which harbors a t(12;15) (p13;q25) translocation resulting in ETV6-NTRK3 fusion product. Histologically, conventional MASC(More)
Mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently described tumor predominantly arising in the parotid gland. These tumors represent locally invasive malignancies with microcystic architecture, low-grade nuclei, and granular pink vacuolated cytoplasm. They display strong vimentin and S100 positivity and harbor an identical t(12;15)(p13;q25) to their(More)
We describe three cases of sclerosing polycystic adenosis (SPA) of the parotid gland, a salivary condition analogous to fibrocystic disease of the breast. For the first time, immunoreactivity for oestrogen and progesterone receptors was demonstrated, suggesting a possible participation of hormone stimulation in its pathogenesis. In addition, all our cases(More)
We present a series of 23 cases of a distinctive, hitherto poorly recognized low-grade adenocarcinoma, with several histologic features reminiscent of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, and which mostly but not exclusively occurs in the tongue. All the tumors were unencapsulated and were divided into lobules that were composed mainly of cribriform and(More)
AIMS We report a review of our institutional and consultation files in order to select cases of hitherto unrecognized type of adenocarcinoma occurring in the tongue. MATERIALS AND RESULTS Eight cases of a characteristic adenocarcinoma of the tongue resembled solid and follicular variants of the papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. All the tumours were(More)
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently described salivary gland tumour that harbours the recurrent ETV6-NTRK3 translocation. This is the first series of MASC cases identified in the historic cohort of carcinomas of salivary glands with clinical/pathological correlation and follow-up data. We reviewed 183 primary carcinomas of major and(More)
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of salivary gland origin (MASC) is a recently described tumor with ETV6 translocation. Akin to secretory breast cancer, MASC expresses S-100 protein, mammaglobin, vimentin, and harbors a t(12;15) (p13;q25) translocation which leads to ETV6-NTRK3 fusion product. Histologically, MASC displays a lobulated growth pattern and(More)
Metastases to the brain from breast cancer have a high mortality, and basal-like breast cancers have a propensity for brain metastases. However, the mechanisms that allow cells to colonize the brain are unclear. We used morphology, immunohistochemistry, gene expression and somatic mutation profiling to analyze 39 matched pairs of primary breast cancers and(More)