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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-38

Myoepithelial carcinoma with heterologous differentiation presenting as exophytic mass on forearm: A rare case

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vedita M Bobde
Patrakar Colony, Vasantnagar, Near Dikshabhoomi, Nagpur, Maharashtra,
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DOI: 10.4103/jco.jco_8_20

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Myoepithelial tumors of soft tissue origin are rarely seen unlike their salivary counterpart. Myoepithelial carcinomas are even rarer, and only 15% show heterologous differentiation. They are usually misdiagnosed as skin malignancies because of their subcutaneous location. No age-group is exempted but malignant counterparts are more common in children. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment, and early diagnosis is desirable to avoid metastatic spread. Heterologous elements, if not represented in biopsy, lead to misdiagnosis. Immunohistochemistry is helpful in difficult to diagnose cases.

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