TITLE

A case of myoepithelioma mimicking a parotid cyst

AUTHOR(S)
Kamburoğlu, Haldun Onuralp; Kayıkçıoğlu, Aycan U.; Himmetoğlu, Çiğdem
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Jan2015, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Myoepithelioma is an uncommon tumor of the myoepithelial cells that is considered to represent a distinct category of tumor by the World Health Organization. It accounts for less than 1 % of all tumors that develop in the salivary glands. We describe the case of a 35-year-old woman who presented to us with a painless swelling on the right side of her face. She was diagnosed with a parotid gland cyst by ultrasonography and computed tomography. Following excision of the mass, however, the pathology report identified the tumor as a solid myoepithelioma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a myoepithelioma that exhibited cystic features on radiologic examination even though it had a solid architecture. We also discuss the preoperative diagnostic aspects of the myoepitheliomas.
ACCESSION #
102370390

 

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