Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma of High Grade Transformation: The Case Report in the Buccal Mucosa
Francisco Jadson Lima 1, *, Damião Edgleys Porto 2, Josuel Raimundo Cavalcante 1, Salomão Cury-Rad Oka 1, Gustavo Pina Godoy 1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 111
Last Page: 117
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-6-111
Article History:Received Date: 2/5/2012
Revision Received Date: 6/6/2012
Acceptance Date: 7/6/2012
Electronic publication date: 13/7/2012
Collection year: 2012
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Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma was first described by Danath et al. in 1972 and is classified as a rare low-grade biphasic neoplasm of the salivary glands. This case report presents a male patient who had a lesion in the oral mucosa with a history of recurrence of the tumor. The outcome resulted in a profile consistent with an epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma with a high degree of transformation. The case highlights the importance of histopathological evaluation of oral lesions, which occasionally may not present typical clinical aspects of malignant lesion.