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Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in Warthin Tumor of the Parotis in Childhood

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Citak, Elvan Caglar MD*; Yilmaz, Eda Bengi MD; Sagcan, Fatih MD*; Bozkurt, Funda MD; Arpaci, Rabia Bozdogan MD; Vayisoglu, Yusuf MD§

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: August 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 6 - p 494–497
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001303
Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in Warthin tumor of the parotid gland is an extremely rare entity. This is so far described only in the adult age group, and only one patient has been reported in the pediatric age group until today. Herein, we describe our patient and review the literature. This was a case of a 9-year-old girl admitted with a painless swelling in the left side of her face for at least 2 weeks. Histopathologic examination of total parotidectomy specimens revealed mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in the Warthin tumor. This case is the youngest patient reported to date.

Departments of *Pediatric Oncology

Radiation Oncology


§Otorhinolaryngology, Mersin University, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Elvan Caglar Citak, MD, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Mersin University, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin, 33343 Turkey (e-mail:

Received February 13, 2018

Accepted July 25, 2018

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