Contributed by Maurice R. Grant, MD and Fiona Craig, MD.
Published on line in January 2002
This is a 79-year old male with a cervical, axillary, inguinal, and abdominal lymphadenopathy whose case was sent for consultation. The patient was status-post excision of a right neck mass. This case was signed out as an "atypical lymphoid proliferation suspicious for lymphoma involving a portion of the parotid gland."
From the referring institution was of two pink-tan oval portions of soft tissue, 2.0 X 1.2 X 1.0 cm and 3.5 X 1.8 X 1.6 cm. The smaller specimen was serially sectioned revealing solid pink-tan tissue. The larger specimen was serially sectioned revealing a central abscess filled with yellow-green exudate.