Carcinomas of the breast showing myoepithelial cell differentiation

  title={Carcinomas of the breast showing myoepithelial cell differentiation},
  author={Maria Pia Foschini and Vincenzo Eusebi},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
 Myoepithelial cells are normally located between the epithelial cells and the basal lamina of secretory elements of exocrine glands. Their role in the histogenesis of breast tumours has been studied extensively, and a definite differentiation towards myoepithelial cells has been demonstrated in adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenomyoepithelioma, low-grade adenosquamous (syringomatous) carcinoma, pure malignant myoepithelioma and poorly differentiated myoepithelial-rich breast carcinoma. All these… CONTINUE READING