Giant epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland

Jun Suzuki, Sho Hashimoto, Kenichi Watanabe, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Kaoru Takahashi

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Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) of the parotid gland, a rare low-grade malignant tumor, consists of ductal and myoepithelial cells. We report an extremely rare case of giant EMC of the parotid gland. A 71-year-old man seen for a 13 cm ×12 cm tumor of the left parotid gland was found in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to have multiple cystic lesions and a solid lesion appearing to arise from the parotid gland. The completely resected tumor was histopathologically diagnosed as EMC. The postoperative course was uneventful and 8-month follow-up showed no clinical evidence of recurrence. We discuss EMC pathology and review 16 cases of giant parotid tumor in Japan in this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb


  • Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma
  • Giant parotid tumor
  • Parotid gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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