Unusual neoplasm on the hard palate of a child: a case report

Kumar, Mathangi and Acharya, Shruthi and Pai, Kanthilatha and Kumar, Vijay and Thotan, Sundeep P (2017) Unusual neoplasm on the hard palate of a child: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 11 (149). pp. 1-4.

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Background: Myoepitheliomas account for less than 1% of salivary gland tumors. They mostly affect the parotid glands of adults during the third to fifth decades. Case presentation: A 10-year-old Indian boy reported a small swelling in the roof of his mouth of 10 days’ duration. History revealed that the lesion was painless and not associated with bleeding or pus discharge. On examination, a purplish well-circumscribed growth was noted on his posterior hard palate. Magnetic resonance imaging was suggestive of a well-encapsulated hemangioma. An excisional biopsy was performed and histopathology along with immunohistochemistry analysis showed that the lesion was a spindle cell variant of benign myoepithelioma. Conclusion: Palatal myoepitheliomas are rare and their occurrence in young individuals is rarer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Salivary gland tumor; Pediatric; Oral cavity; Hemangioma, Myoepithelioma.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatric Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 11:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149095

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