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Case 317

Surgical Pathology Case


  66 years old male, maxillary mass.



The specimen consists a triangular segment of maxilla and soft tissue measuring 5.8 5.2 5.0 cm.  The inferior surface of the specimen consists of a portion of palate measuring 4.8 x 3.0 cm with a smooth unremarkable surface. A lobular, exophytic tumor is identified  protruding to the medial side and measuring 5.0 4.5  2.5 cm. Serially sectioning of the tumor reveals multiple cystic cavities with yellow fluid.  The tumor is composed of a yellow, heterogeneous mass.


HE, 2

HE, 4


HE, 10

HE, 20


HE, 20

HE, 40


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Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan