Background: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) showing Warthin’s tumor (WT)-like features is a low-grade malignancy which should be differentiated from WT. Morphological features may be distinctly different in each case, causing diagnostic difficulties. Case Presentation: Three cases were presented and discussed with their morphologies. All cases that presented with a mass in the parotid gland went to parotidectomy, and all had preoperative fine-needle aspirations (FNAs). Case 1 was a 16-year-old female; FNA was suggestive of WT and initially interpreted as WT histologically. Case 2 was a 27-year-old male; FNA was interpreted as noninformative due to the presence of cyst fluid only. Case 3 was a 53-year-old male and cytologically was found to be suspicious for MEC which contained squamous and goblet cells on a mucoid background. On histopathological examination, case 2 and case 3 were morphologically consistent with low-grade MEC with WT-like features. Prominent lymphoid stroma and the cystic pattern were the characters of these tumors. Case 1 had the classical WT appearance with some mucinous and squamous metaplasia which could only be interpreted as MEC after the detection of MAML2 rearrangement by FISH. The other 2 showed either focal or relatively diffuse usual low-grade MEC findings, and case 3 was also confirmed by MAML2 rearrangement. Conclusion: Cytological and histopathological features revealed a spectrum. Differentiating WT-like MECs from ordinary WTs may be challenging. On the one end of the spectrum, they may look very much like WT, and on the other end, even though usual MEC features are present, still, WT-like appearance may pose diagnostic difficulty. Showing MAML2 rearrangement in these cases is very helpful. The presence of mucinous and squamous cells in an otherwise WT-like looking tumor should be alarming for MEC, and if possible, each case should be analyzed for MAML2 rearrangement.

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