Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 118--120

An unusual case of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland radiologically simulating a benign lesion


Shubhra Sharma1, Sangeeta Patankar2 
1 Department of Oral Pathology, Terna Dental College, Maharashtra, India
2 Yerala Medical Trust's Dental College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Shubhra Sharma
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Epithelialmyoepithelial carcinoma (EMEC) is a rare low-grade malignant salivary gland neoplasm that most commonly occurs in the parotid gland but can also arise in minor salivary glands. Here, we present a case of EMEC in a 60-year-old male patient with a huge swelling in the left parotid gland region. Clinically and radiologically, it simulated a benign salivary gland neoplasm. However, fine-needle aspiration cytology and histologic examination revealed atypical myoepithelial cells in solid sheets or nests suggestive of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma. Diagnosis was further confirmed by positive immunohistochemical staining with calponin (CALP) and periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) for glycogen.


How to cite this article:
Sharma S, Patankar S. An unusual case of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland radiologically simulating a benign lesion.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2014;18:118-120


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Sharma S, Patankar S. An unusual case of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland radiologically simulating a benign lesion. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];18:118-120
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