Malignant Myoepithelioma of the Parotid Gland: Literature Review on the Occasion of Our Report of a Case


Malignant myoepitheliomas are rare malignant salivary gland neoplasms which usually occur in the parotid gland. Very little material on this topic has been published. This tumour represents a therapeutic challenge since there are no specific recommendations or guidelines. We present a case of malignant myoepithelioma arising de novo in the parotid gland. We discuss our therapeutic approach and considerations on appropriate post-surgical treatment. Then we provide a review of international literature on this interesting and rare oncological entity.

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G. Kyrgias, Μ. Kalogeridi, J. Tzitzikas and V. Kouloulias, "Malignant Myoepithelioma of the Parotid Gland: Literature Review on the Occasion of Our Report of a Case," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 49-54. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.31011.

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