Cytogenetic analysis of myoepithelial cell carcinoma of salivary gland

  title={Cytogenetic analysis of myoepithelial cell carcinoma of salivary gland},
  author={Elisabetta Magrini and Antonella Pragliola and Anna Farnedi and Christine Margaret Betts and R. Cocchi and Maria Pia Foschini},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
Myoepithelial cell carcinoma (MCC) of the salivary gland is a rare entity. Here, we describe the karyotype of MCC. The patient was a 53-year-old man, with a rapidly growing lesion of the palate. Despite complete surgical excision, radio- and chemotherapy, the lesion rapidly harboured local and distant metastases leading to the death of the patient, 4 months after the diagnosis. On histological and ultrastructural examination, the primary tumour and the related metastases were composed of oval… CONTINUE READING
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