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Neurol India. 2019 Sep-Oct;67(5):1347-1351. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.271273.

Intracranial Myoepithelioma: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

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Department of Pathology, Gleneagles Global Health City; Department of Histopathology, Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Neurosurgery, Gleneagles Global Health City, Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders; Department of Neurosurgery, MGM Healthcare Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Intracranial myoepithelial tumors are extremely rare with <10 cases reported outside the sellar region. The authors describe a case of a 43-year-old male patient who presented with headache, numbness in the face, and a dumbbell-shaped lesion in the Meckel's cave clinically and radiologically suggestive of a Schwannoma. The histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation led to a diagnosis of myoepithelioma. A review of literature reveals that this is only the ninth case of intracranial myoepithelial tumor reported, fifth benign case, and the first to be reported in the Meckel's cave region.


Meckel's cave; myoepithelial; myoepithelioma

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