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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
August 2001

Diagnosis Pathology Quiz Case

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(8):1004. doi:

Myoepithelioma is a rare neoplasm that accounts for fewer than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. It is a benign tumor that is composed almost exclusively of myoepithelial cells. Men and women are affected with equal frequency. The 2 most common sites of occurrence are the parotid gland (40%) and the hard and soft palates (21%), but all salivary gland sites have been involved.1

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