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cutaneous myoepithelioma

Monday 2 January 2017


Definition : Analogous to mixed tumors of salivary glands (" pleomorphic adenomas" ), cutaneous mixed tumors (" chondroid syringomas" ) contain a ductal (epithelial) component and a variably prominent myoepithelial component.

Tumors showing purely myoepithelial differentiation (myoepitheliomas) have only recently been recognized to arise in the dermis, and to date very few cases have been described.

See also

- myoepithelioma
- mixed tumors / biphasic tumors

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