Fine-needle aspiration cytology of mucous retention cyst of the tongue: Distinction from other cystic lesions of the tongue

Luis E. De Las Casas, Ricardo H. Bardales

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Abstract

Mucous retention cyst (MRC) is a common submucosal lesion of the oral cavity that, when deeply seated, simulates a neoplasm. This report describes the fine-needle aspiration cytology findings of a lingual MRC of complex architecture and with metaplastic epithelium. In addition, we emphasize its cytologic differential diagnosis from other benign and malignant cystic lesions of the tongue. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of aspiration cytology of a complex MRC of the tongue. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cytology
  • Fine- needle aspiration
  • Mucocele
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Mucous retention cyst
  • Tongue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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