Submandibular gland myoepithelioma
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Volume 125, Number 6, June 2005 , pp. 664-666(3)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Benign myoepithelioma is a very rare form of salivary gland tumor, composed entirely of myoepithelial cells. It accounts for ˜1% of all salivary gland tumors and is most frequently located in the parotid gland and in the minor salivary glands of the hard palate. We describe herein the ninth reported case of myoepithelioma of the submandibular gland. Benign myoepithelioma must be differentiated from several benign and malignant epithelial and mesenchymal tumors. Immunohistochemical staining can help differentiate between these conditions, but histopathology remains the gold standard for diagnosing this neoplastic process.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy 2: Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, Pathology Section, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
Publication date: June 1, 2005