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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 433-436

Immunohistochemical analysis of plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of minor salivary glands: A case report with review of literature


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Vananchal Dental College and Hospital, Garhwa, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rahul Agarwal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.200625

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Myoepithelioma (ME) is a rare benign neoplasm of salivary gland, which commonly originates from parotid gland. Limited number of cases originating from the minor salivary gland tissue have been reported. MEs have characteristic histopathologic and immunohistochemical features, helping in its definitive diagnosis. Here, we present a case of plasmacytoid ME of the palate with review of literature. To the best of our knowledge, only 19 such cases have been reported in literature till date.


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