clear cell odontogenic carcinoma
Monday 15 July 2013
Clear cell odontogenic carcinomas (CCOCs) are a rare tumor of the jaws, which have considerable morphologic and immunophenotypic overlap with (hyalinizing) clear cell carcinomas (CCCs) of salivary origin.
Some studies demonstrate the EWSR1-ATF1 translocation in a CCOC and demonstrate a concrete link between CCCs and at least a subset of CCOCs.
Clear Cell Odontogenic Carcinomas Show EWSR1 Rearrangements: A Novel Finding and a Biological Link to Salivary Clear Cell Carcinomas. Bilodeau EA, Weinreb I, Antonescu CR, Zhang L, Dacic S, Muller S, Barker B, Seethala RR. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Jul;37(7):1001-5. doi : 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31828a6727 PMID: 23715163