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Year: 2014   |   Volume: 3   |   Issue: 5   |   Page: 438-440     View issue

Cytological diagnosis of myoepithelial carcinoma of minor salivary gland: A rare entity


Vandana Grampurohit, Hephzibah Rani, S Parinitha, U Dinesh
Abstract

Neoplastic cells with myoepithelial differentiation are often present in both benign and malignant salivary gland neoplasms. Potential diagnostic problems may arise due to morphologic heterogeneity of myoepithelial cell-rich lesions in fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Myoepithelial carcinoma is a malignant salivary gland tumor composed exclusively of cells with myoepithelial differentiation. Histopathologically, it is a well-established entity but its cytological features have rarely been reported. We report a case of myoepithelial carcinoma of minor salivary gland in a 62-year-old female diagnosed preoperatively by FNAC. Awareness of diverse cytoarchitectural patterns and immunohistochemical profile is crucial for accurate identification.

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Grampurohit V, Rani H, Parinitha S, Dinesh U. Cytological diagnosis of myoepithelial carcinoma of minor salivary gland: A rare entity. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2014;3(5):438-40. https://doi.org/10.4103/2278-0513.138087
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Grampurohit, V., Rani, H., Parinitha, S., & Dinesh, U. (2014). Cytological diagnosis of myoepithelial carcinoma of minor salivary gland: A rare entity. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 3(5), 438-440. https://doi.org/10.4103/2278-0513.138087

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