Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma metastasis to the thoracic spine.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a very rare salivary gland malignancy accounting for less than 1% of salivary gland tumors, and classically arises from the parotid gland in females. Spinal cord compression caused by EMC metastasized from the parotid gland has only been described once in the literature to our knowledge. We report the first case of a patient with parotid EMC spinal metastasis undergoing a gross total resection with instrumented fusion. This case illustrates that an en bloc resection with a planned transgression through the spinal canal may be a reasonable option for EMC metastasized to the spine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodwin, CR; Khattab, MH; Sankey, EW; Crane, GM; McCarthy, EF; Sciubba, DM

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 /

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 146

PubMed ID

  • 26474503

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.07.014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland