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

Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of rib bone: Morphology, immunohistochemical evaluation and diagnostic dilemma in an unusual case.
 

Author(s): Pramod Biradar, Santosh Menon, Asawari Patil, George Karimundakal, Nirmala Jambhekar

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(3):647.

 

Myoepithelial tumors are most commonly seen as salivary gland tumors. Tumors of similar morphology and nomenclature are also seen rarely in soft tissue, skin, lungs and breast. Bone is an uncommon anatomical site for occurrence of myoepithelial tumors. Histologically, they have variable ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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Dedifferentiation-like progression of breast carcinoma: report of a case showing transition from luminal-type carcinoma to triple-negative carcinoma with myoepithelial features.
 

Author(s): Shogo Tajima, Kenji Koda

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Certain genetic events that occur at various stages of carcinogenesis can result in phenotypic changes. In breast carcinoma, these changes may occur either in situ, at the primary invasive site, or at a distant metastatic site. This report presents a case of dedifferentiation-like ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

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Prognostic factors in myoepithelial carcinoma of salivary glands: a clinicopathologic study of 48 cases.
 

Author(s): Max Kong, Esther N Drill, Luc Morris, Lyndsay West, David Klimstra, Mithat Gonen, Ronald Ghossein, Nora Katabi

Journal: Am. J. Surg. Pathol.. 2015 Jul;39(7):931-8.

 

Myoepithelial carcinoma (MECA) is an underrecognized rare tumor with a diverse clinical behavior. The histologic features of this tumor are not well characterized, much less its grading, which is controversial. The objective of this study is to provide a better characterization of ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2015

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The terms "Myoepithelial carcinoma" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

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Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma--review of clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features.
 

Author(s): Milovan V Dimitrijevic, Nada R Tomanovic, Snezana D Jesic, Nenad A Arsovic, Aleksandar L J Mircic, Aleksandar M Krstic

Journal: Arch Iran Med. 2015 Apr;18(4):218-22.

 

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma is a low-grade malignant salivary gland neoplasm with a biphasic cell population that encompasses around 1% of all salivary neoplasms.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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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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Intensity-Modulated or Proton Radiation Therapy for Sinonasal Malignancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Sinonasal Carcinoma; Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Schneiderian Carcinoma; Myoepithelial Carcinoma; Esthesioneuroblastoma; Melanoma

 

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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