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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

Myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland arising in a pleomorphic adenoma: A case report

King Saud University Medical College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274639

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Background: We describe an unusual salivary neoplasm, an epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland that occurred in a 36-year-old woman with a pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. Methods: The clinical, radiological, and hsitological findings of the patient are presented. Results: The initial tumor was a pleomorphic adenoma with epithelial and myoepithelial elements. Subsequently the tumour recurred three times surgery was required and the patient refused radiotherapy with huge growth during 10 years of irregular follow up. Extensive, although good recovery occurred. Conclusions: Although myoepithelial carcinomas (EMC) comprise approximately only 1% of all salivary gland tumours it should be suspected when there is recurrence in a pleomorphic adenoma .

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