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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2005;14(5-6):127-30.

Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of the soft palate: a review of the literature and report of a case with immunohistochemical findings.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. acikalin@ogu.edu.tr


Myoepitheliomas of salivary glands are rare neoplasms, accounting for less than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. They are classified into four cell types: epithelioid, spindle, clear, and plasmacytoid. Among them, the plasmacytoid cell type appears to have a predilection for the oral cavity, especially the palate. We presented a 32-year-old man with plasmacytoid myoepithelioma arising in the soft palate, together with a brief discussion of the clinicopathologic features and differential diagnosis in the light of the literature.

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