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2002, Volume 18, Number 3-4, Page(s) 071-073     
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EPITHELIAL-MYOEPITHELIAL CARCINOMA OF PAROTID GLAND, INITIALLY DIAGNOSED AS PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA: CASE REPORT
Kemal BEHZATOĞLU, Canan TOPÇUOĞLU, Burak BAHADIR, Nilsen Yıldırım BAHADIR, Erol Rüştü BOZKURT
SSK İstanbul Eğitim Hastanesi Patoloji Bölümü, SSK Eyüp Hastanesi Patoloji Bölümü, SSK Göztepe Eğitim Hastanesi Patoloji Bölümü

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare, low grade malignant tumor of salivary glands, with a propensity for local invasion and recurrence. Histologically, it has a biphasic cellular composition. Considering that the histologic appearance of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma has some features resembling to the other salivary gland tumors, the differential diagnosis should include a number of tumors; pleomorphic adenoma being the first. Our case represents a 72-year-old female presented with a growing and painful mass in her left cheek and with a history of previous parotid mass, resected and diagnosed as a pleomorphic adenoma five years ago. We present this case to remind once more that epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma, previously reported under a variety of names, is a new and specific entity, and to emphasize the importance of its differential diagnosis.

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