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Intraluminal crystalloids in malignant salivary gland tumours: Electron microscopic and X-ray microanalytic studies

  • Jae Y. Ro (a1), Bruce Mackay (a1), John G. Batsakis (a1) and Joiner Cartwright (a2)


The ultrastructural, X-ray microanalytical, histochemical and immunocytochemi-cal features of intraluminal crystalloids found in adenocarcinomas of the parotid gland have been studied. The crystalloids, putatively derived from an abnormal crystalization of salivary duct proteins, are considerably different from the crystalloids found in normal parotid glands, pleomorphic adenomas, and sialocysts.


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John G. Batsakis, M.D., Department of Pathology, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, U.S.A.


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