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Myoepithelial Carcinoma

  • Joaquín J. García
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Abstract

Myoepithelial carcinoma is the malignant counterpart of myoepithelioma. Myoepithelial carcinoma affects children and adults. Women and men are involved with similar frequency. The majority of cases involve major salivary glands, presenting as single or multiple masses. Most cases of myoepithelial carcinoma behave as intermediate- to high-grade malignancies. Myoepithelial carcinoma may be well-circumscribed or infiltrative, comprised almost exclusively of one cell type (myoepithelial), and exhibit a variety of architectural patterns (nests, cords, and trabeculae) (Figs. 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 19.4, 19.5, 19.6, 19.7, 19.8, 19.9, 19.10, 19.11, 19.12, 19.13, 19.14, 19.15, 19.16, 19.17, 19.18, 19.19, 19.20, 19.21 and 19.22).

Keywords

Malignant myoepithelioma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • 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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