Myoepithelial carcinoma

Common Name(s)

Myoepithelial carcinoma

Myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor that usually occurs in the salivary glands but can also occur in skin and soft tissues. The name of this cancer comes from the appearance of the tumor cells under the microscope. Approximately 66% of these tumors occur in the parotid gland. The average age of patients is reported to be 55 years.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myoepithelial carcinoma" returned 60 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Metaplastic breast carcinoma composed of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jian Zhu, Kainan Li, Xuefeng Dong, Peng Zhou, Peifeng Li, Jingwang Bi

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(15):e0364.

 

Metaplastic breast carcinomas are a group of breast malignancies with varying histomorphological characteristics and prognoses. The tumor composed of epithelial -myoepithelial carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma was not reported previously.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma with high-grade transformation of parotid gland: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Bowen Li, Hongyu Yang, Xia Hong, Yufan Wang, Feng Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8988.

 

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is regarded as a rare low-grade malignant tumor of the salivary gland, accounting for 0.4% to 1% of all salivary gland tumors. However, epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma with high-grade transformation (EMC with HGT) is extremely rare, therefore ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Myoepithelial carcinoma with RB1 mutation: remarkable chemosensitivity to carcinoma of unknown origin therapy.
 

Author(s): Timothy M Hoggard, Evita Henderson-Jackson, Marilyn M Bui, Jamie Caracciolo, Jamie K Teer, Sean Yoder, Odion Binitie, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Andrew S Brohl, Damon R Reed

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Myoepithelial carcinoma of soft tissue is a rare, malignant neoplasm that is morphologically and immunophenotypically similar to its counterpart in salivary gland. It demonstrates myoepithelial differentiation, possessing both epithelial and myogenic characteristics. Thought to be ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myoepithelial carcinoma" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary pulmonary myoepithelial carcinoma in a young woman: A case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Xiaojuan Zhou, Min Yu, Hongyu Zhuo, Shuang Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e0049.

 

Myoepithelial carcinoma mainly occurs in the salivary glands, but myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung is extremely rare neoplasm whose biological behavior and clinical course still remain to be fully elucidated. Although considered as low-grade carcinoma, these tumors have a high ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A rare case of primary peripheral epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma of lung: Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Cheng Shen, Xin Wang, Guowei Che

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4371.

 

Primary salivary gland-type tumors of lung are rare. Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) of the lung is a minor salivary gland-type tumor subtype.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma arising from the subglottis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hun-Jae Oh, Nam-yong Do, Keun-Hong Kee, Jun-Hee Park

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Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma is an extremely rare disease that usually occurs in the parotid gland but can occur in a variety of sites such as the nasal cavity, paranasal sinus, and base of the tongue.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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