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IP Journal of Surgery and Allied Sciences


Myoepithelioma of parotid gland - A rare entity


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Case Report

Author Details : Rajesh B Dhirawani, Jay Taank, Irfan Zunzani*, Sauvik Singha

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 42-45


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Abstract

Myoepithelioma is a rare salivary gland neoplasm. It is seen around 1-1.5% among all salivary gland. Parotid gland is the most common site of occurrence. The second most common site is palatal minor salivary glands. This neoplasm came into literature long back but the histopathologic picture doesn’t seem to be well characterized. Many authors attribute the complexity of this neoplasm. The myoepithelial component that is seen between the basement membrane. It is also seen in the basal plasma membrane of acinar cells. Traditionally it's been represented that it consists of spindle myoepitheliocytes. Pathologically myoepithelioma is accepted as a specific entity. In this article, we are presenting a case of a 76-year-old male with salivary gland myoepithelioma, an especially rare entity. We have also given a brief description of its clinical and pathologic feature. 

Keywords: Myoepithelioma, Parotid tumor, Salivary gland tumor.

How to cite : Dhirawani R B, Taank J, Zunzani I, Singha S, Myoepithelioma of parotid gland - A rare entity. IP J Surg Allied Sci 2019;1(2):42-45

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