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Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 December;25(2-3):91-3

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Myoepithelioma of parotid gland in childhood

Loré B. 1, Nicolai G. 1, Poladas G. 1, Saraceno R. 2, Magnato R. 1

1 Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillo‑Facial Surgery, F. Tappeneir Hospital, Merano, Bolzano, Italy;
2 Department of Systems Medicine, Dermatology Unit, University Tor Vergata of Rome, Rome, Italy


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Only 3% to 5% of all salivary gland neoplasms occur in children and adolescents. Myoepithelioma is an uncommon tumor of the myoepithelial cells representing less than 1.5% of all tumors that develop in the salivary glands exceptionally in childhood. We report a rare case of epitelial myoepithelioma of parotid gland in a 11-year old boy.

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