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Myoepithelioma of the vallecula: A case report

July 14, 2011  |  Wassim Kermani, MD, Malek Belcadhi, MD, Moncef Ben Ali, MD, Badreddine Sriha, MD, and Kamel Bouzouita, MD


Myoepitheliomas are rare and generally benign neoplasms that account for fewer than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. A myoepithelioma neoplasm is almost entirely composed of myoepithelial cells and is most frequently located in the parotid gland and in the minor salivary glands...

Salivary gland cancer in patients younger than 30 years

April 1, 2011  |  Amy L. Rutt, DO, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, Deborah Lurie, PhD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Previous research has shown that salivary gland tumors are rare in the young population. A clinical diagnosis has to be made very carefully because the proportion of malignancies is higher in children than in adults. We present a review of cases of malignant salivary gland...

Papillary cystadenocarcinoma originating from a minor salivary gland with lymph node metastases

March 1, 2011  |  Demet Etit, MD, Nese Ekinci, MD, Gozde Evcim, MD, and Kazim Onal, MD


Papillary cystadenocarcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm of the salivary glands. This tumor most commonly arises in the major salivary glands, mainly in the parotid gland, and rarely metastasizes to regional lymph nodes. We report here a case of papillary cystadenocarcinoma...

Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary gland: Case report and literature review

December 17, 2010  |  Asher A. Mendelson, MDCM; Khalil al-Macki, MD, FRCS(C); Peter Chauvin, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCS(C)


Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma (SMEC) is an extremely rare variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma with unique histologic features. To the best of our knowledge, only 14 cases of salivary gland SMEC have been previously reported in the English-language literature since it was...

Salivary gland acinic cell carcinoma

November 1, 2010  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Submandibular giant sialoliths: Report of two cases and review of the literature

June 1, 2010  |  Rafa El Gehani, BDS, MDentSc, FFDRCSI, MOSRCSEd, Balasubramanian Krishnan, MDS, DNB, MOMS RCPS(Glasg), and Mohammed I.L. Shehoumi, BDS


Sialolithiasis is one of the most common diseases of the salivary gland, but giant sialoliths have been reported in the literature infrequently. The submandibular gland and its duct appear to be the sites most susceptible to this disease. We report 2 cases of giant sialoliths...

Diagnostic and interventional sialendoscopy

June 1, 2010  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, Lorraine M. Smith, MD, and Reena Gupta, MD

The pattern of presentation of salivary gland tumors in Africa: A review of published reports

February 1, 2010  |  Moses A. Yaor, MBBS, DLO, FRCSEd (Otol)


Salivary glands are the site of a wide variety of histopathologic types of benign and malignant tumors. The author reviewed 23 articles from 12 African countries published between 1980 and 2004 to examine patterns of salivary gland tumors. These neoplasms represent a...

Salivary gland myoepithelioma with focal capsular invasion

July 1, 2009  |  Banu Dogan Gun, MD, Sukru Oguz Ozdamar, MD, Burak Bahadir, MD, and Lokman Uzun, MD


Salivary gland tumors that display myoepithelial differentiation exclusively or predominantly are relatively uncommon, and the assessment of malignancy in a myoepithelial tumor can be difficult. We report a case of parotid gland myoepithelioma composed predominantly of spindle...

Unilateral submandibular gland aplasia: A rare phenomenon

March 1, 2009  |  Neel Gupta, MD, Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, and Shannon Barry, MS

Vocal fold immobility from a primary minor salivary gland small-cell carcinoma: Case report

February 1, 2009  |  Robert L. Witt, MD, FACS and Patrick A. Wilson, MD, FCAP


Small-cell carcinoma of a minor salivary gland is a rare and to the best of our knowledge previously unreported cause of vocal fold immobility. We describe the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with hoarseness, dysphagia, and weight loss. Examination revealed left vocal...

Chondrosarcoma of the greater cornu of the hyoid: A case report and literature review

September 26, 2008  |  Sanjay Verma, MBBCh, MA, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD, Perumal Chokkalingam, BSc, FRCS, and Duncan McRae, FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


We report an unusual case of a young woman with chondrosarcoma affecting the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. Only a handful of reports of primary chondrosarcoma involving the hyoid exist in the world literature. The case described presented as a swelling in the submandibular...


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