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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Myoepithelial carcinoma of the retromolar area with extensive mandibular involvement
Author: Pontes, HAR
Pontes, FSC
Toral-Rizo, V
de Andrade, BAB
Fonseca, FP
de Almeida, OP
Abstract: Myoepithelial tumors were first described in 1943, and account for less than 1% of all salivary gland neoplasms. Their malignant variant, myoepithelial carcinoma, was first reported by Stromeyer et al. in 1975 and represents a very rare entity, characterized by distinct morphologic heterogeneity and an infiltrative growth pattern into adjacent tissues. However, there have been few reports on myoepithelial carcinoma affecting intra-oral minor salivary glands, and its immunohistochemical features have been poorly illustrated. We herein describe a rare case of myoepithelial carcinoma affecting the retromolar region of a 52-year-old woman that caused extensive mandibular bone destruction. We also reviewed the English literature concerning the involvement of intra-oral minor salivary glands by myoepithelial carcinoma.
Subject: myoepithelial carcinoma
oral cavity
salivary gland tumor
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Citation: Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology. Wiley-blackwell, v. 39, n. 12, n. 1135, n. 1143, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/cup.12008
Date Issue: 2012
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