Primary mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of the lung: a case report HUMAN PATHOLOGY Huang, T., McHugh, J. B., Berry, G. J., Myers, J. L. 2018; 74: 109–13


Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently discovered salivary gland tumor described mostly in the major salivary glands and occasionally in the skin. We report a primary endobronchial tumor with histology, immunophenotype, and ETV6 rearrangement characteristic of MASC in a 62-year-old woman. The diagnosis was initially made on a transbronchial biopsy with fluorescence in situ hybridization confirmation of ETV6 rearrangement. The patient underwent lobectomy demonstrating a large endobronchial mass. To our knowledge, this is the first report of MASC arising as a primary pulmonary tumor. This tumor was unusual in that it is the largest (8.5 cm) MASC ever reported, showed an increased mitotic count (6/10 high-power fields) without high-grade cytology, and presented with advanced-stage disease that included visceral pleural invasion and lymph node metastasis.

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