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Myoepithelioma. Review of the literature and report of a case with ultrastructural confirmation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  184407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The myoepithelioma is a rare salivary gland tumor composed nearly exclusively of myoepithelial cells. A case occurring on the palate of a 22-year-old man is reported. Electron microscopic findings of occasional desmosomes, a basal lamina associated with the plasma memb;rane, and perinuclear cytoplasmic filaments confirmed the diagnosis. The myoepithelioma appears to resemble the pleomorphic adenoma clinically and may be a development variant of the pleomorphic adenoma.
J J Sciubba; J J Sciubba; B H Foldstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-21     Completed Date:  1976-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-38     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma, Pleomorphic / ultrastructure
Diagnosis, Differential
Myoepithelioma / ultrastructure*
Organoids / ultrastructure
Palatal Neoplasms / ultrastructure*
Salivary Gland Neoplasms / ultrastructure*

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