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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The terms "Myoepithelial carcinoma" returned 39 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic dilemma in myoepithelial carcinoma of cheek.
 

Author(s): Yasmeen Khatib, Richa D Patel, Shubhada Kane, Surekha Khaire

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;57(3):467-9.

 

Myoepithelial carcinoma (MC) is a rare neoplasm of the salivary gland generally occurring in the parotid gland and rarely in the minor salivary glands. It poses a diagnostic challenge on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology because it can show different cell types and lack clear ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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Clear cell myoepithelial carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma.
 

Author(s): Nikhil R Rabade, Naina A Goel

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;57(3):456-9.

 

Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common epithelial neoplasm of lacrimal gland. A clear cell myoepithelial carcinoma arising in the background of pleomorphic adenoma is common in the salivary glands but very rare in the lacrimal glands. We report the case of a 27 year old man whose ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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Unusual biliary myoepithelial carcinoma in liver-case report and immunohistochemical study.
 

Author(s): Wael Hassan, Junko Nishi, Shinjiro Tomiyasu, Tadahito Urakado, Katsuki Haraoka, Tuyoshi Yamanaka, Shigetoshi Fujiyama, Takaaki Ito

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Myoepithelial carcinoma is a well-known tumor of salivary gland, representing 1% of all salivary gland tumors. They have also been reported in other sites as skin/soft tissue, breast and lung. This paper reports a rare case of primary myoepithelial carcinoma in the liver, as well ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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The terms "Myoepithelial carcinoma" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combined myoepithelial carcinoma and myoepithelioma in soft tissue: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Youssef Mahdi, Fouad Zouaidia, Abdelilah Zouhair, Mohamed Azouz, Kaoutar Znati, Ahmed Jahid, Mohamed Saleh Berrada, Zakiya Bernoussi, Fatima Mansouri, Moradh El Yaacoubi, Najat Mahassini

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Soft tissue myoepithelial carcinoma and myoepithelioma are rare entities, part of myoepithelial tumors. They were incorporated into the World Health Organization classification of soft tissue tumors in 2002. Here we present an exceptional case of myoepithelial carcinoma and myoepithelioma ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Oncocytic and apocrine epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma: novel variants of a challenging tumor.
 

Author(s): Raja R Seethala

Journal: Head Neck Pathol. 2013 Jul;7 Suppl 1():S77-84.

 

Epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma (EMCa) is a rare but well characterized biphasic salivary gland malignancy with several variant morphologies. Oncocytic and apocrine EMCa are uncommon variants that constitute up to 8 % of all EMCa. Both variants invoke an eosinophilic or oncocytic ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2013

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[Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of parotid gland: a tumor of low grade malignancy?].
 

Author(s): Daniela Fonte, LĂșcia Nunes Aguas, Lurdes Alves, Carlos Sotto-Mayor, Gabriela Pinto

Journal: Acta Med Port. 2011 Dec;24 Suppl 3():675-80.

 

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a rare tumor with predilection for the major salivary glands, mainly the parotid gland. It is a tumor of low grade malignancy, and despite its tendency to local recurrence with low metastatic potential, rare cases of EMC may have an aggressive ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2012

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