CASE N°34 – Parotid gland, Warthin’s Tumor

Clinical History:

Age: 72

Sex: Male

Previous diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Parotid tumefaction in slow growth for years.


A-H) cytological speciemen: Parotid Gland, FNA


Cytological Report:

Aggregates of epithelial cells with oxyphilic cytoplasms mixed with some lymphocytes, histiocytes, and red blood cells. Cytological findings compatible with Warthin’s tumor.


A-D) Low magnification: you can easily see some aggregates of epithelial cells and some inflammatory cells

E,F) Here you can well appreciate the oxyphilic cytoplasm and lymphocytes

G,H) Here you can also see some histiocytes

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