Unusual neoplasm on the hard palate of a child

a case report

Mathangi Kumar, Shruthi Acharya, Kanthilatha Pai, Vijay Kumar, Sundeep P Thotan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number149
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-06-2017

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Myoepithelioma
Hard Palate
Neoplasms
Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms
Suppuration
antineoplaston A10
Parotid Gland
Hemangioma
Mouth
History
Immunohistochemistry
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Hemorrhage
Biopsy
Growth

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Kumar, Mathangi ; Acharya, Shruthi ; Pai, Kanthilatha ; Kumar, Vijay ; P Thotan, Sundeep. / Unusual neoplasm on the hard palate of a child : a case report. In: Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 1.
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