Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma: Diagnostic algorithm and a tailored therapeutic protocol for a geriatric individual

Patel, Pratik Nalinbhai and Thennavan, Aatish and Radhakrishnan, Raghu (2015) Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma: Diagnostic algorithm and a tailored therapeutic protocol for a geriatric individual. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology, 27 (5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2212-5558

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Abstract

Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma (PM) is an exceedingly rare tumour, which often arises in the minor sali-vary glands. An 81-year-old male presenting with a massive growth occupying the entire palatal vaultwas operated by facial translocation approach. Histologically, a well-encapsulated tumour composed ofnumerous plasmacytoid myoepithelial cells arranged in an organoid pattern could be elicited. Diffuseimmunoreactivity to pan-cytokeratin and glial fibrillar acidic protein pointed to a myoepithelial ori-gin of the tumour, and low labelling index of Ki-67 indicated its benign nature. A conservative surgicalprocedure bearing in mind the age of the patient and ruling out other closely mimicking salivary glandtumours by immunohistochemistry highlights the importance of a tailored surgicopathological approachin geriatric patients to reduce post-operative morbidity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasmacytoid myoepithelioma; Geriatric patient; Facial translocation; Cytokeratin (CK); Glial fibrillar acidic protein (GFAP).
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 08:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145508

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