Myoepithelioma of the parotid. Report of a case initially examined by fine needle aspiration biopsy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of a large, deep lobe of a parotid mass revealed a uniform population of small, spindled cells with no distinctive cytologic features. Biopsy and later resection of the mass revealed a myoepithelioma. Myoepithelioma is a rare lesion, occurring most commonly in the parotid gland. To date, the FNA description of myoepithelioma has been limited to one report of a lesion in the breast. We report the FNA findings of this tumor arising in the parotid, with histologic and electron microscopic confirmation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodd, LG; Caraway, NP; Luna, MA; Byers, RM

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 417 - 421

PubMed ID

  • 8191835

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-5547


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland