Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 154–158

Plasmacytoid Myoepithelioma of the Palate: Case Report

  • Matina T. Zormpa
  • Asimina S. Sarigelou
  • Anna N. Eleftheriou
  • Anthoula S. Assimaki
  • Alexandros E. Kolokotronis
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12105-010-0231-1

Cite this article as:
Zormpa, M.T., Sarigelou, A.S., Eleftheriou, A.N. et al. Head and Neck Pathol (2011) 5: 154. doi:10.1007/s12105-010-0231-1

Abstract

Myoepitheliomas are extremely rare benign neoplasms of salivary glands. They represent 1–1.5% of all salivary gland tumors. They occur, principally, in the parotid gland and infrequently in minor salivary glands. There are distinct histological and immunohistochemical characteristics of the tumor which aid in the diagnosis. Myoepithelioma of the palate is uncommon and only a limited number of cases has been reported in the English literature. Herein, a case of plasmacytoid type of myoepithelioma of the palate in an adult female is presented along with review of the literature.

Keywords

MyoepitheliomaPlasmacytoidSalivary gland neoplasmsPalate tumor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matina T. Zormpa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Asimina S. Sarigelou
    • 1
    • 3
  • Anna N. Eleftheriou
    • 1
    • 4
  • Anthoula S. Assimaki
    • 1
    • 5
  • Alexandros E. Kolokotronis
    • 1
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of DentistryAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.KozaniGreece
  3. 3.ThessalonikiGreece
  4. 4.ThessalonikiGreece
  5. 5.ThessalonikiGreece
  6. 6.ThessalonikiGreece