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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2011, Issue 2

Zarazúa BF, Torres UCA, Arellano FAM, Aldape BCB, Fernández LRG
Myoepithelioma of palate. Case report
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2011; 7 (2)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 53-57
PDF: 223.07 Kb.

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Myoepithelioma is a benign neoplasm of the salivary gland. It consist of cell islands or cords with myoepithelial differentiation which can present different types of cellular differentiation: plasmacytoid, epithelial, spindle or clear cell morphology. Most common on the fourth decade of life and non gender preference. It represents less than 1% of all salivary glands neoplasias examined.Myoepithelioma described in scientific literature are of benign behavior. The aim of this study is to report the case of a 64 years old male patient who presented a lesion in the lower posterior region of the hard palate, for which a plasmocytoid myoepithelioma histopatological diagnosis was emitted.

Key words: Salivary gland, hard and soft palate, parotid gland, benign neoplasm, myoepithelioma.

>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2011, Issue 2
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