Intraductal Carcinoma of Salivary Glands Harboring TRIM27-RET Fusion with Mixed Low Grade and Apocrine Types

Haiyan Lu, Rondell Graham, Raja Seethala, Deborah Chute

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Intraductal carcinomas (IDCs) of salivary gland are rare neoplasms. Here, we report a case of IDCs harboring TRIM27-RET fusion with mixed low grade and apocrine types. A 79-year-old male presented with slowly-growing left parotid mass for 2.5 years. Histologically, the tumor demonstrated two distinct morphologies; a classic intercalated duct and low grade apocrine component. The intercalated duct component was positive for S100, SOX10 and vimentin, and negative for DOG-1 and HER2. The apocrine component was positive for androgen receptor (AR) and focally positive for HER2. The tumor harbored a TRIM27-RET fusion by FISH, and was negative for ETV6 and PLAG1 rearrangements. This case is unusual in that it displays two true phenotypically distinct components, which has only rarely been reported. This is the first report of intraductal carcinoma with two true phenotypically distinct components composed of low-grade and apocrine types with RET rearrangement and TRIM27-RET fusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019



  • Low grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma
  • Low-grade intraductal carcinomas
  • RET rearrangement
  • TRIM27 rearrangement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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