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Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the nasopharynx: a case report and brief review
  1. Y-C Wei1,
  2. C-C Huang1,
  3. C-Y Chien2,
  4. J-C Hwang3,
  5. W-J Chen1
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University-College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  2. 2Department of Otolaryngology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University-College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  3. 3Department of Pathology, E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  1. Dr W-J Chen, Department of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital College of Medicine, 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niao Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung County, 833, Taiwan; yobeary.tw{at}yahoo.com.tw

Abstract

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a rare tumour that mostly affects oral minor salivary glands. Our review of the literature found that there are only two reported cases of PLGA originating in the nasopharynx. Another nasopharyngeal PLGA in a 14-year-old boy is reported, focusing on the histopathological features and ultrastructural findings.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was provided by the Institutional Review Board of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

  • Patient consent: Obtained.

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