Look at the edges of
the fragments of tissue and you should be able to spot some salivary gland
in one of the fragments. You will see everywhere else, a sea of lymphocytes
with a "diffuse" infiltrative pattern replacing the entire gland. These are
medium sized lymphocytes and many show nuclear "cleaves or grooves." In addition
to malignant lymphomas, there are several conditions in which one sees a
profound lymphocytic infiltrate of the salivary gland. Can you think of any?
Maybe associated with ocular manifestations?