myoepithelioma

Summary

Summary: A usually benign tumor made up predominantly of myoepithelial cells.

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  1. Bakshi J, Parida P, Mahesha V, Radotra B. Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of palate: three rare cases and literature review. J Laryngol Otol. 2007;121:e13 pubmed
    ..b>Myoepithelioma of the palate is very rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the world literature...
  2. Brandal P, Panagopoulos I, Bjerkehagen B, Heim S. t(19;22)(q13;q12) Translocation leading to the novel fusion gene EWSR1-ZNF444 in soft tissue myoepithelial carcinoma. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2009;48:1051-6 pubmed publisher
    ..How the new fusion gene contributes to tumorigenesis is unknown, but the finding of an EWSR1 rearrangement suggests that this, possibly even the EWSR1-ZNF444, is a defining pathogenetic feature of at least a subset of these tumors. ..
  3. Masuya D, Haba R, Huang C, Yokomise H. Myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2005;28:775-7 pubmed
    ..Here we report a resected case of myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung, including details of clinical examination, with a review of previously documented cases. ..
  4. Mentzel T, Requena L, Kaddu S, Soares de Aleida L, Sangueza O, Kutzner H. Cutaneous myoepithelial neoplasms: clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 20 cases suggesting a continuous spectrum ranging from benign mixed tumor of the skin to cutaneous myoepithelioma and myoepithelial carcinoma. J Cutan Pathol. 2003;30:294-302 pubmed
    ..spectrum of cutaneous myoepithelial neoplasms ranging from benign mixed tumor of the skin to cutaneous myoepithelioma and cutaneous myoepithelial carcinoma...
  5. Kuwabara H, Uda H, Miyabe K, Saito K, Shibanushi T. Malignant plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of the palate: histological observations compared to benign predominant plasmacytoid myoepithelial cells in pleomorphic adenoma of the palate. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1998;22:153-60 pubmed
    Predominant benign plasmacytoid myoepithelial cells in pleomorphic adenoma and malignant plasmacytoid myoepithelioma cells were investigated morphologically. The cells of both tumors were plasmacytoid in appearance and sheet-like...
  6. Yamanegi K, Uwa N, Hirokawa M, Ohyama H, Hata M, Yamada N, et al. Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma arising in the nasal cavity. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2008;35:408-13 pubmed
    ..Based on the histological and immunohistochemical findings, the tumor was diagnosed to be an EMC. The follow-up at 12 months after the operation showed no evidence of recurrence. ..
  7. Herlihy E, Rubin B, Jian Amadi A. Primary myoepithelioma of the orbit in an infant. J AAPOS. 2009;13:303-5 pubmed publisher
    Myoepitheliomas are rare tumors with various growth patterns and cellular variants. Primary myoepithelioma is rare in the orbit, with most previously reported cases involving the lacrimal gland region of adult patients...
  8. Miura K, Harada H, Aiba S, Tsutsui Y. Myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung arising from bronchial submucosa. Am J Surg Pathol. 2000;24:1300-4 pubmed
    ..It invaded the neighboring pulmonary tissue and the hilar lymph nodes. Despite a right pneumonectomy and chemotherapy, metastasis was found in the left lung 7 months later. ..
  9. Nieder C, Schneller F, Grosu A, Peschel C, Molls M. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy for myoepithelioma of the sellar region. Strahlenther Onkol. 2005;181:260-3 pubmed
    b>Myoepithelioma might arise in the head and neck area, especially within the salivary glands. It is very uncommon as a primary intracranial tumor...

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  1. Karatzanis A, Drivas E, Giannikaki E, Lachanas V, Hatziioannou J, Velegrakis G. Malignant myoepithelioma arising from recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the soft palate. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2005;32:435-7 pubmed
    Malignant myoepithelioma is a rare salivary gland neoplasm that can arise either de novo or within a pre-existing pleomorphic adenoma. We report a case of malignant myoepithelioma arising from a pleomorphic adenoma of the soft palate...
  2. Erdogan S, Rodriguez F, Scheithauer B, Abell Aleff P, Rabin M. Malignant myoepithelioma of cranial dura. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007;31:807-11 pubmed
    ..Herein, we describe an example of malignant myoepithelioma arising in intracranial dura...
  3. Cagirici U, Sayiner A, Inci I, Veral A. Myoepithelioma of the lung. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2000;17:187-9 pubmed
    A 54-year-old woman with myoepithelioma, a very rare tumor of the lung, is reported. The patient presented with exertional dyspnea, cough and intermittent pleuritic chest pain...
  4. Suba Z, Nemeth Z, Gyulai Gaál S, Ujpál M, Szende B, Szabó G. Malignant myoepithelioma. Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;32:339-41 pubmed
    A malignant myoepithelioma arising in the submucosal accessory glands of the oral cavity of a 23-year-old woman is reported...
  5. Yang S, Li L, Zeng M, Zhu X, Zhang J, Chen X. Myoepithelial carcinoma of intraoral minor salivary glands: a clinicopathological study of 7 cases and review of the literature. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010;110:85-93 pubmed publisher
    Myoepithelial carcinoma (MC), also known as malignant myoepithelioma, is a rare malignant salivary gland neoplasm with a predilection for the parotid gland...
  6. Ogawa I, Nishida T, Miyauchi M, Sato S, Takata T. Dedifferentiated malignant myoepithelioma of the parotid gland. Pathol Int. 2003;53:704-9 pubmed
    ..A case of dedifferentiated malignant myoepithelioma in a 59-year-old man who presented with a painful mass in the left preauricular region is reported...
  7. Ghosh A, Saha S, Saha V, Sadhu A, Chattopadhyay S. Infratemporal fossa myoepithelial carcinoma--a rare case report. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009;13:59-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, a rare case of myoepithelial carcinoma arising from infratemporal fossa has been described along with its treatment options and outcome. ..
  8. Noronha V, Cooper D, Higgins S, Murren J, Kluger H. Metastatic myoepithelial carcinoma of the vulva treated with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Lancet Oncol. 2006;7:270-1 pubmed
  9. Fritchie K, Bauman M, Durward Q. Myoepithelioma of the skull: a case report. Neurosurgery. 2012;71:E901-4 pubmed
    b>Myoepithelioma of bone is a rare osseous tumor thought to be related to myoepithelial lesions found at other anatomic sites such as the salivary gland and skin...
  10. Carinci F, Grasso D, Grandi E, Pelucchi S, Pastore A. Malignant myoepithelioma of the tongue base: case report and literature review. J Craniofac Surg. 2001;12:544-6 pubmed
    Malignant myoepithelioma is a rare tumor of salivary origin, preferentially located in the parotid and submandibular glands and in the palate. We report the first case involving the tongue base in a 30-year-old man...
  11. Vékony H, Roser K, Löning T, Raaphorst F, Leemans C, Van der Waal I, et al. Deregulated expression of p16INK4a and p53 pathway members in benign and malignant myoepithelial tumours of the salivary glands. Histopathology. 2008;53:658-66 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that additional inactivation of p53 in malignant primaries and benign recurrences contributes to myoepithelial neoplastic transformation and aggressive tumour growth. ..
  12. Tirabosco R, Mangham D, Rosenberg A, Vujovic S, Bousdras K, Pizzolitto S, et al. Brachyury expression in extra-axial skeletal and soft tissue chordomas: a marker that distinguishes chordoma from mixed tumor/myoepithelioma/parachordoma in soft tissue. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008;32:572-80 pubmed publisher
  13. Das D, Haji B, Ahmed M, Hossain M. Myoepithelioma of the parotid gland initially diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology and immunocytochemistry: a case report. Acta Cytol. 2005;49:65-70 pubmed
    b>Myoepithelioma is a rare, benign tumor of the salivary gland, most commonly affecting the parotid gland...
  14. Brandal P, Panagopoulos I, Bjerkehagen B, Gorunova L, Skjeldal S, Micci F, et al. Detection of a t(1;22)(q23;q12) translocation leading to an EWSR1-PBX1 fusion gene in a myoepithelioma. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2008;47:558-64 pubmed publisher
    ..We present a mesenchymal tumor classified as a myoepithelioma that had a balanced translocation t(1;22)(q23;q12) as the sole karyotypic change...
  15. Antonescu C, Zhang L, Chang N, Pawel B, Travis W, Katabi N, et al. EWSR1-POU5F1 fusion in soft tissue myoepithelial tumors. A molecular analysis of sixty-six cases, including soft tissue, bone, and visceral lesions, showing common involvement of the EWSR1 gene. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2010;49:1114-24 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings do not support a pathogenetic relationship between soft tissue ME tumors and their salivary gland counterparts. ..
  16. Nikitakis N, Argyris P, Sklavounou A, Papadimitriou J. Oral myoepithelioma of soft tissue origin: report of a new case and literature review. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010;110:e48-51 pubmed publisher
    Oral myoepithelioma of soft tissue origin, an entity distinct from myoepithelioma of salivary glands, constitutes an extremely rare benign neoplasm, with only 1 previously published case, affecting the tongue of a 22-year-old woman...
  17. da Silveira E, Pereira A, Fontora M, de Souza L, de Almeida Freitas R. Myoepithelioma of minor salivary gland--an immunohistochemical analysis of four cases. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2006;72:528-32 pubmed
  18. Yaman H, Gerek M, Tosun F, Deveci S, Kilic E, Arslan H. Myoepithelioma of the parotid gland in a child: a case report. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45:E5-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The treatment of myoepitheliomas is complete removal of the tumor. We report a child with myoepithelioma of the parotid gland and review the related literature.
  19. Burke T, Sahin A, Johnson D, Ordonez N, Mackay B. Myoepithelioma of the retroperitoneum. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1995;19:269-74 pubmed
    ..the tumor suggested a cellular schwannoma, but immunocytochemical and ultrastructural studies did not support schwannian differentiation and instead revealed epithelial and smooth muscle features compatible with a myoepithelioma.
  20. Pelosi G, Rodriguez J, Viale G, Rosai J. Salivary gland-type tumors with myoepithelial differentiation arising in pulmonary hamartoma: report of 2 cases of a hitherto unrecognized association. Am J Surg Pathol. 2006;30:375-87 pubmed
    ..pulmonary hamartomas with salivary gland-type tumors showing myoepithelial differentiation, namely, a case of myoepithelioma arising in a otherwise classic hamartoma with cartilage predominance, and a case of malignant mixed tumor ..
  21. Kumar P, Sobhani S, Monabati A, Hashemi S, Eghtadari F, Hamidi S. Myoepithelioma of the salivary glands. Fine needle aspiration biopsy findings. Acta Cytol. 2004;48:302-8 pubmed
    To evaluate the cytologic findings and pitfalls in the diagnosis of myoepithelioma of the salivary glands.
  22. Alberghini M, Pasquinelli G, Zanella L, Pignatti G, Benini S, Bacchini P, et al. Primary malignant myoepithelioma of the distal femur. APMIS. 2007;115:376-80 pubmed
    ..The final diagnosis was primary malignant myoepithelioma of bone. The patient is alive with lung metastases 13 months after surgery...
  23. Chang T, Husain A, Colby T, Taxy J, Welch W, Cheung O, et al. Pneumocytic adenomyoepithelioma: a distinctive lung tumor with epithelial, myoepithelial, and pneumocytic differentiation. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007;31:562-8 pubmed
    ..It is a unique benign appearing neoplasm for which the designation pneumocytic adenomyoepithelioma is suggested...
  24. Flucke U, Palmedo G, Blankenhorn N, Slootweg P, Kutzner H, Mentzel T. EWSR1 gene rearrangement occurs in a subset of cutaneous myoepithelial tumors: a study of 18 cases. Mod Pathol. 2011;24:1444-50 pubmed publisher
    Cutaneous myoepithelial tumors form a clinicopathological spectrum ranging from mixed tumor to myoepithelioma and myoepithelial carcinoma...
  25. Ibrahim R, Bird D, Sieler M. Malignant myoepithelioma of the larynx with massive metastatic spread to the liver: an ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1991;15:69-76 pubmed
    A malignant myoepithelioma arising in the submucosal glands of the larynx of a 71-year-old man is reported. The patient presented with a neck mass and massive metastatic involvement of the liver...
  26. van den Berg E, Zorgdrager H, Hoekstra H, Suurmeijer A. Cytogenetics of a soft tissue malignant myoepithelioma. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2004;151:87-9 pubmed
  27. Magrini E, Pragliola A, Farnedi A, Betts C, Cocchi R, Foschini M. Cytogenetic analysis of myoepithelial cell carcinoma of salivary gland. Virchows Arch. 2004;444:82-6 pubmed
    ..It is suggested that highly aggressive tumours might follow a different pathway of malignant transformation...
  28. Hikino H, Nagaoka S, Miura H, Kurosumi M. Benign myoepithelioma of the breast: origin and development. Pathol Int. 2009;59:422-6 pubmed publisher
    A case of benign myoepithelioma of the breast in a 55-year-old woman is described. The tumor was a well-circumscribed solid mass, measuring 13 x 12 mm...
  29. Chateau F, Nguyen P, Guinard D. [Soft tissue myoepithelioma of the ring finger of the right hand with intraosseous extension: a case report]. Chir Main. 2011;30:144-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Myoepithelial tumors do not involve the bone as they are not malignant. In this article, we report a case of a myoepithelioma occuring on the volar aspect of the right ring finger involving the first phalanx.
  30. Tanahashi J, Kashima K, Daa T, Kondo Y, Kuratomi E, Yokoyama S. A case of cutaneous myoepithelial carcinoma. J Cutan Pathol. 2007;34:648-53 pubmed
    Cutaneous myoepithelioma, both benign and malignant, is a rare neoplasm composed of neoplastic myoepithelial cells showing diverse histopathological features, and criteria for discriminating benign or malignant have not been fully ..
  31. Hungermann D, Buerger H, Oehlschlegel C, Herbst H, Boecker W. Adenomyoepithelial tumours and myoepithelial carcinomas of the breast--a spectrum of monophasic and biphasic tumours dominated by immature myoepithelial cells. BMC Cancer. 2005;5:92 pubmed
    ..Current classification schemes are based on purely descriptive features and an assessment of individual prognosis is still problematic...
  32. Hallor K, Teixeira M, Fletcher C, Bizarro S, Staaf J, Domanski H, et al. Heterogeneous genetic profiles in soft tissue myoepitheliomas. Mod Pathol. 2008;21:1311-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Myoepithelioma, mixed tumor and parachordoma are uncommon soft tissue tumors thought to represent morphological variants of a single tumor type. The genetic basis of these neoplasms is poorly understood...
  33. Nakaya K, Oshima T, Watanabe M, Hidaka H, Kikuchi T, Higashi K, et al. A case of myoepithelioma of the nasal cavity. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2010;37:640-3 pubmed publisher
    b>Myoepithelioma is a rare tumor, most frequently located in the salivary gland. Case reports of extra-salivary myoepithelioma are sporadic, with only one case in the nasal cavity...
  34. Pilavaki M, Givissis P, Tzarou V, Palladas P, Pournaras J. Soft-tissue myoepithelioma of the hypothenar region: a case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2007;32:674-6 pubmed
    ..The occurrence of these tumors in the hand is even more limited. In this article, we review the clinical, radiologic, and histologic features of a benign myoepithelioma of the hypothenar region of the left hand.
  35. Venkatraman L, Sinnathuray A, Raut V, Brooker D, McCluggage W. Soft tissue myoepithelioma: a case report. Pathology. 2002;34:451-4 pubmed
    ..This case report highlights the rare occurrence of myoepitheliomas in deep soft tissues. Pathologists should be aware of this and should consider a myoepithelioma in the differential diagnosis of a soft tissue spindle cell neoplasm.
  36. Hungermann D, Roeser K, Buerger H, Jäkel T, Löning T, Herbst H. Relative paucity of gross genetic alterations in myoepitheliomas and myoepithelial carcinomas of salivary glands. J Pathol. 2002;198:487-94 pubmed
    The diagnosis of salivary gland myoepithelioma, an entity with heterogeneous cytomorphology and inconsistent immunophenotype, rests on conventional histology...
  37. Acikalin M, Pasaoglu O, Cakli H, Gurbuz K, Canaz F. Malignant myoepithelioma of the palate: a case report with review of the clinicopathological characteristics. Yonsei Med J. 2009;50:848-51 pubmed publisher
    A malignant myoepithelioma is one of the rarest salivary gland neoplasms which may either arise de novo or develop within a preexisting pleomorphic adenoma or benign myoepithelioma...
  38. Hata M, Tokuuye K, Shioyama Y, Nomoto S, Inadome Y, Fukumitsu N, et al. Malignant myoepithelioma in the maxillary sinus: case report and review of the literature. Anticancer Res. 2009;29:497-501 pubmed
    Malignant myoepithelioma of the head and neck usually arises in the salivary glands. We experienced a rare case with malignant myoepithelioma in the maxillary sinus...
  39. Zormpa M, Sarigelou A, Eleftheriou A, Assimaki A, Kolokotronis A. Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of the palate: case report. Head Neck Pathol. 2011;5:154-8 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Myoepithelioma of the palate is uncommon and only a limited number of cases has been reported in the English literature...
  40. Fang Z, Tse R, Marjoniemi V, Kozlov S, Lavin M, Chen H, et al. Radioresistant malignant myoepithelioma of the breast with high level of ataxia telangiectasia mutated protein. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2009;53:234-9 pubmed publisher
    Malignant myoepithelioma of the breast (MMB) is a rare and often aggressive disease with poor prognosis. Little is known regarding its optimal treatment and progression...
  41. Dardick I, Thomas M, van Nostrand A. Myoepithelioma--new concepts of histology and classification: a light and electron microscopic study. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1989;13:187-224 pubmed
    ..As a result of the current review of myoepitheliomas and the description of similar lesions in the literature, it is our contention that salivary gland myoepitheliomas are not as rare as has been purported...
  42. Ren J, Liu Z, Liu X, Li Y, Zhang X, Li Z, et al. Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of palate. World J Surg Oncol. 2011;9:104 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to present a rare neoplasm, Primary myoepithelial carcinoma arising from the palate, and to review its diagnostic criteria, pathologic and clinical characteristics, treatment options and prognosis...
  43. Vékony H, Röser K, Löning T, Ylstra B, Meijer G, van Wieringen W, et al. Copy number gain at 8q12.1-q22.1 is associated with a malignant tumor phenotype in salivary gland myoepitheliomas. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2009;48:202-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Both unsupervised and supervised analysis of the genomic profiles revealed chromosome arm 8q to be involved in the malignant phenotype of salivary gland myoepitheliomas...
  44. Terada T. Malignant myoepithelioma of the breast. Pathol Int. 2011;61:99-103 pubmed publisher
    Malignant myoepithelioma of the breast is rare. A 50-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital because of a right breast tumor (11 × 10 × 5.5 cm). Core needle biopsy revealed malignant spindle cells...
  45. Kutzner H, Mentzel T, Kaddu S, Soares L, Sangueza O, Requena L. Cutaneous myoepithelioma: an under-recognized cutaneous neoplasm composed of myoepithelial cells. Am J Surg Pathol. 2001;25:348-55 pubmed
    ..malignant neoplasms of myoepithelial cells comprise a rare but well-characterized group of tumors, among which myoepithelioma of the salivary glands is the best known...
  46. Lakhani S, O Hare M. The mammary myoepithelial cell--Cinderella or ugly sister?. Breast Cancer Res. 2001;3:1-4 pubmed
    ..This review presents our perspective on its broader biological significance and its potential use as a model system for understanding breast carcinogenesis...
  47. Hornick J, Fletcher C. Cutaneous myoepithelioma: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 14 cases. Hum Pathol. 2004;35:14-24 pubmed
    ..Whereas most cutaneous myoepitheliomas behave in a benign fashion, there is apparently a significant risk for local recurrence but a low metastatic potential...
  48. Bisceglia M, Cardone M, Fantasia L, Cenacchi G, Pasquinelli G. Mixed tumors, myoepitheliomas, and oncocytomas of the soft tissues are likely members of the same family: a clinicopathologic and ultrastructural study. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2001;25:399-418 pubmed
    ..These tumors were respectively designated as mixed tumor, myoepithelioma of the classic type, myoepithelioma of oncocytic type with biphasic cell architecture, and true oncocytoma...
  49. Yu G, Qu G, Kong L, Pan X, Wang W, Lv J. Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of the larynx: case report and review of the literature. Pathol Res Pract. 2011;207:127-30 pubmed publisher
    ..The total follow-up period was eleven months. The repeated laryngoscopy or CT scan revealed no recurring or residual lesion during the post-surgical course...
  50. Michal M, Miettinen M. Myoepitheliomas of the skin and soft tissues. Report of 12 cases. Virchows Arch. 1999;434:393-400 pubmed
    ..Myoepitheliomas of soft tissues should be distinguished from other neoplasms with epithelial differentiation and from ossifying fibromyxoid tumour of soft parts, parachordoma and extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma...
  51. Harada O, Ota H, Nakayama J. Malignant myoepithelioma (myoepithelial carcinoma) of soft tissue. Pathol Int. 2005;55:510-3 pubmed
    Malignant myoepithelioma of soft tissue is extremely rare. Presented herein is a case arising in a 17-year-old man. The tumor was initially noticed as a painless deep soft-tissue mass in the right forearm when the patient was aged 3 years...
  52. Hornick J, Fletcher C. Myoepithelial tumors of soft tissue: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 101 cases with evaluation of prognostic parameters. Am J Surg Pathol. 2003;27:1183-96 pubmed
    ..Tumors with benign cytomorphology or mild cytologic atypia (low-grade) were classified as myoepithelioma or mixed tumor, whereas tumors with moderate to severe atypia (high-grade) were classified as myoepithelial ..
  53. Tuncel U, Ergul G, Ozlugedik S, Unal A. Myoepithelial carcinoma in the nasopharynx: an unusual localization. Yonsei Med J. 2004;45:161-5 pubmed
    ..Larger clinical series and longer follow-up periods are needed in order to establish the best therapy option for these patients...
  54. Veeramachaneni R, Gulick J, Halldorsson A, Van T, Zhang P, Herrera G. Benign myoepithelioma of the lung: a case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2001;125:1494-6 pubmed
    This report describes a benign myoepithelioma of the lung that occurred in a 60-year-old woman...
  55. Kawashima Y, Kobayashi D, Ishikawa N, Kishimoto S. A case of myoepithelioma arising in an accessory parotid gland. J Laryngol Otol. 2002;116:474-6 pubmed
    The present paper describes the first reported case, to our knowledge, of a myoepithelioma arising in an accessory parotid gland...
  56. Lauro S, Trasatti L, LaRosa G, Calabretta F, di Gioia C, Vecchione A. Myoepithelial carcinoma of parotid gland: a case report. Anticancer Res. 2003;23:3041-4 pubmed
    Myoepithelial carcinoma or malignant myoepithelioma are considered extremely rare malignant salivary gland neoplasms...
  57. Lee M, Nam S, Choi H, Choi J, Moon K, Koh J. Myoepithelioma of parotid gland presenting as infra-auricular subcutaneous mass. J Cutan Pathol. 2005;32:240-4 pubmed
    b>Myoepithelioma is a rare but well-characterized group of tumours, among which myoepithelioma of the salivary glands is the best known...
  58. Shiraishi T, Nakayama T, Fukutome K, Watanabe M, Murata T. Malignant myoepithelioma of the breast metastasizing to the jaw. Virchows Arch. 1999;435:520-3 pubmed
    A breast tumor in a 52-year-old female was interpreted as a malignant myoepithelioma based on morphological and immunohistochemical studies. The tumor consisted of elongated cells with clear cytoplasm and lacked glandular components...
  59. Onbas O, Karasen R, Gursan N, Kantarci M, Alper F, Okur A. Giant myoepithelioma of the face: MDCT with 2D and 3D images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006;187:W418-9 pubmed
  60. Koenigsberg R, Vakil N, Noronha B. Undifferentiated metastatic carcinoma and myoepithelioma: two rare causes of hypervascular masses of the parapharyngeal space. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007;86:402-5 pubmed
    ..The first case involved a poorly differentiated metastatic carcinoma of oropharyngeal origin that mimicked a carotid body tumor. The second case involved a highly vascular myoepithelioma located in the parapharyngeal space.
  61. Pelosi G, Fraggetta F, Maffini F, Solli P, Cavallon A, Viale G. Pulmonary epithelial-myoepithelial tumor of unproven malignant potential: report of a case and review of the literature. Mod Pathol. 2001;14:521-6 pubmed
    ..In addition, we first introduce p63 as a novel marker for highlighting the myoepithelial cells of the respiratory tract and speculate on the role of these cells in the development of this unusual tumor...
  62. Rekhi B, Amare P, Gulia A, Baisane C, Patil A, Agarwal S, et al. Primary intraosseous myoepithelioma arising in the iliac bone and displaying trisomies of 11, 15, 17 with del (16q) and del (22q11)--A rare case report with review of literature. Pathol Res Pract. 2011;207:780-5 pubmed publisher
    Mixed tumors are uncommonly observed in the musculoskeletal system, where they form a common spectrum with a myoepithelioma and a parachordoma...
  63. Jones C, Nonni A, Fulford L, Merrett S, Chaggar R, Eusebi V, et al. CGH analysis of ductal carcinoma of the breast with basaloid/myoepithelial cell differentiation. Br J Cancer. 2001;85:422-7 pubmed
    ..Therefore it appears that grade III invasive ductal carcinomas contain a subset of tumours with specific morphological and cytogenetic characteristics, and probably prognosis for the patient...
  64. Colombat M, Lesourd A, Moughabghab M, Coindre J, Carton S. [Soft tissue myoepithelioma, a rare tumor. A case report]. Ann Pathol. 2003;23:55-8 pubmed
    b>Myoepithelioma of soft tissues is a rare and under-recognized tumor. We report a case of a myoepithelioma arising in the soft tissue of the wrist in a 37-year-old man...
  65. Cuadra Zelaya F, Quezada Rivera D, Tapia Vazquez J, Paez Valencia C, Gaitan Cepeda L. Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of the palate. Report of one case and review of the literature. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2007;12:E552-5 pubmed
    b>Myoepithelioma is a benign neoplasm of salivary glands, represents 1.5 % of all salivary glands neoplasm. The plasmacytoid myoepithelioma from palate salivary glands is considered as a rare entity, at date it has been reported 14 cases...
  66. Yu G, Ma D, Sun K, Li T, Zhang Y. Myoepithelial carcinoma of the salivary glands: behavior and management. Chin Med J (Engl). 2003;116:163-5 pubmed
    ..To investigate the biological behavior and proper management of myoepithelial carcinomas of salivary glands...
  67. Woo V, Angiero F, Fantasia J. Myoepithelioma of the tongue. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005;99:581-9 pubmed
    ..We present a case of myoepithelioma of the tongue and review the literature, with emphasis on the differential diagnosis and histogenesis of this ..
  68. Zhou S, Ruan L, Gong L, Wang S. Primary malignant myoepithelioma of the left maxillary sinus: a case report. J Int Med Res. 2008;36:362-5 pubmed
    We describe the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented with a malignant myoepithelioma (MME) in her left maxillary sinus...
  69. Jolicoeur F, Seemayer T, Gabbiani G, Robidoux A, Gaboury L, Oligny L, et al. Multifocal, nascent, and invasive myoepithelial carcinoma (malignant myoepithelioma) of the breast: an immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study. Int J Surg Pathol. 2002;10:281-91 pubmed
    ..No invasive epithelial cells disclosed luminal differentiation (by LM, IHC, EM), identifying, thus, this neoplasm as a pure spindle cell myoepithelial carcinoma of the breast...
  70. Kusuma V, Hemalata M, Rangaswamy R. Plasmacytoid variant of myoepithelioma of palate: a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2004;47:236-7 pubmed
    ..Here we present a case report of plasmacytoid type of myoepithelioma of palate that was diagnosed by light microscopic examination alone...
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