Melanoma in a carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland: A case report and putative histogenesis

Matthew K. Karpowicz, Bruria Shalmon, Kyle H. Molberg, Adel K. El-Naggar

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A rare example of melanoma arising in carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is presented. The diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and putative histogenesis of the melanoma component are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1355-1358
Number of pages4
JournalHuman Pathology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011



  • Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma
  • Dedifferentiation
  • Metastatic melanoma
  • Parotid melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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