Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (parotid)
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Right parotid gland, resection: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Tumor grade = 2/3 (intermediate).
The tumor is graded according to the scheme of Brandwein et al modified from the AFIP grading scheme for mucoepidermoid carcinomas (Brandwein M, et al. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma. A clinicopathologic study of 80 patients with special reference to histological grading. Am J Surg Pathol 2001; 25:835-845). In this scheme, the tumor scores 2 for its growth pattern. this equates to intermediate grade.