• Joaquín J. García


Myoepithelioma is the benign counterpart of myoepithelial carcinoma. Myoepithelioma affects children and adults and presents at a mean age of approximately 45 years. Women and men are involved with similar frequency. The majority of cases involve major salivary glands, presenting as single or multiple masses. Myoepithelioma may be well-circumscribed or multinodular, comprised almost exclusively of one cell type (myoepithelial), and exhibit a variety of architectural patterns (nests, cords, and trabeculae) (Figs. 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 18.4, 18.5, 18.6, 18.7, 18.8, 18.9, 18.10, 18.11, 18.12, 18.13, 18.14, 18.15, 18.16, 18.17, 18.18, 18.19, 18.20, 18.21, 18.22 and 18.23).


Myoepithelial adenoma Benign myoepithelial tumor 

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  • Joaquín J. García
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & PathologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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