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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1998;9(2): 181-186.
Fine Needle Aspiraton Cytology of Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma in the Hard Palate: A Case Report .
Wan Seop Kim, Seok Hoon Jeon, Eun Kyung Hong, Moon Hyang Park, Jung Dal Lee
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University.
ABSTRACT
Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma(PLGA) is a rare malignant tumor of the salivary gland. It is characterized by diverse histology, bland-looking cytology, indolent behavior and favorable prognosis. The fine needle aspiration cytologic features of PLGA are described. The aspirates from the hard palate in a 33-year-old woman showed cellular smear composed of monotonous small round to oval cells with scanty cytoplasm. Papillary, tubular and cell ball arrangements with characteristic dense stromal spheres were recognized. PLGA could be suggested by fine needle aspiration cytology, if one encountered cellular smear with various architectures and uniform bland-looking cytologic feature.
Key Words: Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma; Fine needle aspiration cytology; Hard palate