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Oncocytic metaplasia of the nasopharynx or extra-parotid Warthin's tumour?
  1. A P Griffiths,
  2. P Dekker
  1. Department of Histopathology, University of Leeds.


    A case of oncocytic metaplasia obstructing the Eustachian tube in an elderly patient is described. Histologically, it was similar to Warthin's tumour of the parotid gland. The lymphocytes were predominantly T cell, unlike those of Warthin's tumour which are predominantly B cell. It is proposed that oncocytic metaplasia represents an early stage in the evolution of Warthin's tumour.

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