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 59 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Loss of MMP-8 in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)-associated myoepithelial cells contributes to tumour promotion through altered adhesive and proteolytic function.
 

Author(s): Muge Sarper, Michael D Allen, Jenny Gomm, Linda Haywood, Julie Decock, Sally Thirkettle, Ahsen Ustaoglu, Shah-Jalal Sarker, John Marshall, Dylan R Edwards, J Louise Jones

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Normal myoepithelial cells (MECs) play an important tumour-suppressor role in the breast but display an altered phenotype in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), gaining tumour-promoter functions. Matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8) is expressed by normal MECs but is lost in DCIS. This ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Invasive myoepithelial carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the major salivary gland: two case reports.
 

Author(s): Takahiro Wakasaki, Marie Kubota, Yutaka Nakashima, Eri Tomonobe, Takenao Mihara, Junichi Fukushima

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Myoepithelial carcinoma (MEC) is a rare salivary gland tumor. Its long-term prognosis remains unknown because of the paucity of reported cases with long-term follow-up. Although some case series exist, the clinical features of MEC vary considerably depending on the site of origin. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Soft tissue myoepithelial cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Mun Chun Lai, Mann Hong Tan

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2016 Mar;57(3):166-7.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myoepithelial carcinoma" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Jianguo Wei, Xiaolu Yuan, Yuying Yao, Liping Sun, Xiaofei Yao, Aijing Sun

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Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung is a very rare tumor arising from the salivary glands of the respiratory epithelium. Since it was first described by Higashiyama et al. in 1998, to the best of our knowledge, only eight actual cases reported in the English-language literature ...

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